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Nocturnal aerosol optical depth measurements with a small-aperture automated photometer using the moon as a light source

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Nocturnal aerosol optical depth measurements with a small-aperture automated photometer using the moon as a light source; 2011; Article; Journal; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology; Berkoff, T. A.; Sorokin, M.; Stone, T.; Eck, T. F.; Hoff, R.; Welton, E.; Holben, B.

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A method is described that enables the use of lunar irradiance to obtain nighttime aerosol optical depth (AOD) measurements using a small-aperture photometer. In this approach, the U.S. Geological Survey lunar calibration system was utilized to provide high-precision lunar exoatmospheric spectral irradiance predictions for a ground-based sensor location, and when combined with ground measurement viewing geometry, provided the column optical transmittance for retrievals of AOD. Automated multiwavelength lunar measurements were obtained using an unmodified Cimel-318 sunphotometer sensor to assess existing capabilities and enhancements needed for day/night operation in NASA's Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET). Results show that even existing [...]

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