SAFARI 2000 AIRBORNE SUNPHOTOMETER AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH AND WATER VAPOR DATAEntry ID: s2k_sunphotometer
Abstract: The NASA Ames Airborne Tracking 14-channel Sunphotometer (AATS-14) was operated successfully aboard the University of Washington CV-580 for 24 data flights during the dry-season airborne campaign from August 13 to September 25, 2000. Flights originated from Pietersburg, South Africa; Kasane, Botswana; and Walvis Bay, Namibia. The AATS-14 instrument measures the transmission of the direct solar beam at 14 discrete wavelengths (350-1558 nm) from which we derived spectral aerosol optical depths (AOD) and columnar water vapor (CWV). Flying at different altitudes over a fixed location allows derivation of layer AOD and CWV. Data taken during vertical profiles allows derivation of aerosol extinction and water vapor density.
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Dataset Originator/Creator: REDEMANN, J.RUSSELL, P.B.SCHMID, B.
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 AIRBORNE SUNPHOTOMETER AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH AND WATER VAPOR DATA
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/643Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=643&term2attribut...
Start Date: 2000-08-14Stop Date: 2000-09-16
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DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-22