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dc.contributor.authorNoh, Young M.
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Detlef
dc.contributor.authorShin, Sungkyun
dc.identifier.citationNoh , Y M , Mueller , D & Shin , S 2016 , Vertical Resolved Dust Mass Concentration and Backscatter Coefficient Retrieval of Asian Dust Plume Using Quartz Raman Channel in Lidar Measurements . in EPJ Web of Conferences . vol. 119 , 08004 , Les Ulis: EDP Sciences , 27th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2015 , New York , United States , 5/07/15 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 10856228
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84976317541
dc.description.abstractIn this work, we present a method for estimating vertical resolved mass concentration of dust immersed in Asian dust plume using Raman scattering of quartz (silicon dioxide, silica). During the Asian dust period of March 15, 16, and 21 in 2010, Raman lidar measurements detected the presence of quartz, and successfully showed the vertical profiles of the quartz backscatter coefficient. Since the Raman backscatter coefficient was connected with the Raman backscatter differential cross section and the number density of quartz molecules, the mass concentration of quartz in the atmosphere can be estimated from the quartz backscatter coefficient. The weight percentage from 40 to 70 % for quartz in the Asian dust was estimated from references. The vertical resolved mass concentration of dust was estimated by quartz mass concentration and weight percentage. We also present a retrieval method to obtain dust backscatter coefficient from the mixed Asian dust and pollutant layer. OPAC (Optical Properties of Aerosol and Clouds) simulations were conducted to calculate dust backscatter coefficient. The retrieved dust mass concentration was used as an input parameter for the OPAC calculations. These approaches in the study will be useful for characterizing the quartz dominated in the atmospheric aerosols and estimating vertical resolved mass concentration of dust. It will be especially applicable for optically distinguishing the dust and non-dust aerosols in studies on the mixing state of Asian dust plume. Additionally, the presented method combined with satellite observations is enable qualitative and quantitative monitoring for Asian dust.en
dc.publisherLes Ulis: EDP Sciences
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dc.subjectPhysics and Astronomy(all)
dc.titleVertical Resolved Dust Mass Concentration and Backscatter Coefficient Retrieval of Asian Dust Plume Using Quartz Raman Channel in Lidar Measurementsen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

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