Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Studies of aerosol optical depth with the use of Microtops II sun photometers and MODIS detectors in coastal areas of the Baltic Sea

Authors :
Belegante, L
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Nicola, D
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania, nnicol@inoe.ro,
Nemuc, A
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Talianu, C
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Derognat, C
ARIA Technologies SA, Boulogne Billancourt, France,
Bloch, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, mbloch@igf.edu.pl,
Karasiński, G.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Holmen, S.E
The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, siljeh@unis.no,
Dyrland, M.E
Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway,
Sigernes, F.
University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø Geophysical Observatory, Tromsø, Norway,
Karasiński, G
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, gkaras@igf.edu.pl,
Posyniak, M
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Bloch, M
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Sobolewski, P
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Małarzewski, Ł.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Soroka, J
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Medvedeva, I.V
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia, ivmed@iszf.irk.ru,
Semenov, A.I.
Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
Perminov, V.I.
Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
Beletsky, A.B.
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia,
Tatarnikov, A.V.
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia,
Nemuc, A.
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics Romania,
Stachlewska, I.S.
Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (IGFUW), Warsaw, Poland, iwonas@igf.fuw.edu.pl,
Vasilescu, J.
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics Romania,
Górska, A
Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (IGFUW), Warsaw, Poland,
Nicolae, D
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics Romania,
Talianu, C
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics Romania, camelia@inoe.ro,
Sokół, P
Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland,
Stachlewska, I.S
Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, iwona.stachlewska@igf.fuw.edu.pl,
Ungureanu, I.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest, Romania,
Stefan, S.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest, Romania,
Todua, M.
Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, mayatodua@iliauni.edu.ge,
Didebulidze, G.G.
Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, didebulidze@iliauni.edu.ge,
Zawadzka, O
Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, zawadzka@igf.fuw.edu.pl,
Makuch, P
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland,
Markowicz, K.M
Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland,
Zieliński, T
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland,
Petelski, T.
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland,
Ulevičius, V
Institue of Physics, Vilnius, Lithuania, ulevicv@ktl.mii.lt,
Strzałkowska, A.
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland,
Rozwadowska, A.
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland,
Gutowska, D.
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland,
Abstract : In this paper we describe the results of a research campaign dedicated to the studies of aerosol optical properties in different regions of both the open Baltic Sea and its coastal areas. During the campaign we carried out simultaneous measurements of aerosol optical depth at 4 stations with the use of the hand-held Microtops II sun photometers. The studies were complemented with aerosol data provided by the MODIS. In order to obtain the full picture of aerosol situation over the study area, we added to our analyses the air mass back-trajectories at various altitudes as well as wind fields. Such complex information facilitated proper conclusions regarding aerosol optical depth and Ångström exponent for the four locations and discussion of the changes of aerosol properties with distance and with changes of meteorological factors. We also show that the Microtops II sun photometers are reliable instruments for field campaigns. They are easy to operate and provide good quality results.

Keywords : aerozol, głębokość optyczna, Microtops II, Morze Bałtyckie, MODIS, aerosol, optical depth, Microtops II, Baltic Sea, MODIS,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2014
Number : Vol. 62, no. 2
Page : 400 – 422

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