Measurement : Aerosol optical depth

A measure of how much light aerosols prevent from passing through a column of atmosphere.

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
    • HSRL : High Spectral Resolution Lidar
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • MFRSR : Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer
    • NIMFR : Normal Incidence Multifilter Radiometer
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • AOS-PMFOV : Acoustical Optical Spectrometer-Photometer with Multiple Fields of View
    • AOD : Aerosol Optical Depth
    • AATS : Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer
    • HSRL : High Spectral Resolution Lidar
    • MIRAI : JAMSTEC Research Vessel Mirai
    • MFRSR-WV1BARN : MFRSR Water-Vapor Barnard Algorithm
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • MPL-AIR : Micropulse Lidar- Airborne
    • MFRSR : Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer
    • HSRL-AIR : NASA Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar
    • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles
    • SOAR : Shipboard Oceanographic and Atmospheric Radiation
    • SAM : Sun and Aureole Measurement
    • UAV-GNAT : UAV-General Atomics GNAT

Value-Added Products

  • AEROSOLBE : Aerosol Best Estimate (Process)
  • AOD : Aerosol Optical Depth (Process)
    • SASHENIRAOD : Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer-Hemispheric, NIR Aerosol Optical Depths
    • SASHEVISAOD : Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer-Hemispheric, VIS Aerosol Optical Depths
    • MFRSRAOD1MICH : MFRSR: derived total & aerosol optical depth from 1st Michalsky algorithm
    • NIMFRAOD1MICH : NIMFR: derived total & aerosol optical depth from 1st Michalsky algorithm
  • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles (Process)
    • 10RLPROFBE1NEWS : Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmospheric profiles from Raman Lidar
    • 10RLPROFBE1TURN : Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmos. profiles from RL & AERI+GOES retrievals
    • 1RLPROFEXT1FERR : 1-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol extinction profiles and aerosol optical thickness, from first Ferrare algorithm
    • 10RLPROFEXT1FERR : 10-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol extinction profiles and aerosol optical thickness, from first Ferrare algorithm
  • RIPBE : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (Process)
    • RIPBE1MCFARLANE : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate profiles derived with first McFarlane algorithm