Aerosol measurements over south Africa using satellite, sun-photometer and lidar

Venkataraman Sivakumar, Melaku Tesfaye, Wondimu Alemu, Ameeth Sharma, Christoph Bollig, Gizaw Mengistu

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In this study, we present the climatological picture of aerosols over South Africa using 20 years of Stratosphere Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE-II) satellite, 6–10 years of AErosol RObatic NETwork (AERONET) and ground based mobile LIDAR datasets The climatological variation of aerosol concentration indicate minimum during winter and maximum over September months. The satellite and ground based measurements are found to be in good agreement with each other. The study affirms the presence of fine and accumulation mode aerosols over industrial areas of South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geosciences
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 16: Atmospheric Science (AS)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789812838100
ISBN (Print)9812838082, 9789812838094
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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