Measurement : Aerosol extinction

The removal of radiant energy from an incident beam by the process of aerosol absorption and/or scattering.

Categories
Aerosols

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer
    • IAP : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights)
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • PSAP : Particle Soot Absorption Photometer
    • MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • AOT : Aerosol Optical Thickness
    • AATS : Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer
    • CAPS-PMEX : Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift Extinction Monitor
    • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer
    • CLDAEROSMICRO : Cloud and Aerosol Microphysical Properties
    • DRI-GND : Desert Research Institute Ground-Based Aerosol Instruments
    • IAP : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights)
    • MFRSR-WV1BARN : MFRSR Water-Vapor Barnard Algorithm
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • HSRL-AIR : NASA Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar
    • CADENZA : NASA-Ames Cadenza Cavity Ring-Down Instrument
    • PSAP : Particle Soot Absorption Photometer
    • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles
    • SPEC-ATN : Spectral Optical Attenuation of Filter Samples
    • MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation

Value-Added Products

  • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles (Process)
    • 10RLPROFBE1NEWS : Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmospheric profiles from Raman Lidar
  • AEROSOLBE : Aerosol Best Estimate (Process)
  • RIPBE : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (Process)
    • RIPBE1MCFARLANE : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate profiles derived with first McFarlane algorithm

Datastreams

  • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer Datastreams
    • CSPHOTALM1DUBO : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): Dubovik almucantar retrievals
    • CSPHOTAOT : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness data
    • CSPHOTAOTFILT : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness, filtered data
    • CSPHOTAOTFILTQA : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness, filtered quality assurance data
    • CSPHOTPFN1 : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): Aerosol phase functions derived from almucantar sky radiances
    • CSPHOTSIZE : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): derived: aerosol size distributions
  • HSRL : High Spectral Resolution Lidar Datastreams
    • HSRL : High Spectral Resolution Lidar