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Ground-, satellite- and simulation-based analysis of a strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009

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dc.contributor.author Kokkalis, P en
dc.contributor.author Mamouri, RE en
dc.contributor.author Todua, M en
dc.contributor.author Didebulidze, GG en
dc.contributor.author Papayannis, A en
dc.contributor.author Amiridis, V en
dc.contributor.author Basart, S en
dc.contributor.author Perez, C en
dc.contributor.author Baldasano, JM en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:09:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:09:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 01431161 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29789
dc.subject.other AERONET data en
dc.subject.other Aerosol lidars en
dc.subject.other Aerosol optical depths en
dc.subject.other Aerosol robotic networks en
dc.subject.other Dust aerosols en
dc.subject.other Dust event en
dc.subject.other Effective radius en
dc.subject.other FORECAST model en
dc.subject.other Georgia en
dc.subject.other Light detection and ranging en
dc.subject.other Mean values en
dc.subject.other Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer en
dc.subject.other Particle load en
dc.subject.other Photometric measurements en
dc.subject.other Simulation-based analysis en
dc.subject.other Wavelength pair en
dc.subject.other Arid regions en
dc.subject.other Atmospherics en
dc.subject.other Dust en
dc.subject.other Optical radar en
dc.subject.other Radiometers en
dc.subject.other Satellite imagery en
dc.subject.other Atmospheric aerosols en
dc.subject.other aerosol property en
dc.subject.other computer simulation en
dc.subject.other dust en
dc.subject.other lidar en
dc.subject.other MODIS en
dc.subject.other optical depth en
dc.subject.other photometer en
dc.subject.other satellite data en
dc.subject.other Abastumani en
dc.subject.other Georgia (republic) en
dc.title Ground-, satellite- and simulation-based analysis of a strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009 en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1080/01431161.2011.644593 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.644593 en
heal.publicationDate 2012 en
heal.abstract A strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009 was studied using light detection and ranging (lidar), satellite and sun photometric measurements. High aerosol optical depth (AOD) values (0.45-0.57) at 500 nm were measured over the closest Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) site (Erdemli, Turkey), whereas over Georgia, the AOD measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was about 0.9 at 550 nm. The AERONET data analysis showed a mean aerosol effective radius of about 2.5 μm, whereas the mean value of the Ångström exponent (α) (wavelength pair 440/870 nm) was smaller than 1, indicating the dominance of large aerosols. The aerosol lidar over Abastumani showed the existence of a strong particle load from the near ground up to a height of 3.5 km. The BSC-DREAM8b forecast model showed that the dust aerosols travelled from the Saharan and the Arabic deserts to the studied area, even reaching southern Russia, covering a total distance of about 5500 km, in the height region from about 2 to 11.5 km. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. en
heal.journalName International Journal of Remote Sensing en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01431161.2011.644593 en
dc.identifier.volume 33 en
dc.identifier.issue 16 en
dc.identifier.spage 4886 en
dc.identifier.epage 4901 en


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