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Aerosol characteristics at Patiala during ICARB–2006

Show simple item record Singh, M. Singh, D. Pant, P. 2009-06-25T05:57:34Z 2009-06-25T05:57:34Z 2008-07
dc.description.abstract The spectral AOD measurements have been made for the first time over Patiala during multi- platform field campaign ICARB–2006 using a Multi-Wavelength Radiometer (MWR) along with the suspended particulate matter measurements with a high volume sampler. Spectral AOD has higher values in May in comparison to March and April. The monthly mean AOD values at 500 nm are 0.26 ± 0.08, 0.36 ± 0.19 and 0.58 ± 0.20 for the months of March, April and May respectively. The mean AOD is more during afternoon in comparison to forenoon at all wavelengths. The atmospheric turbidity is higher in May and is attributed to dust transported by southerly winds prevailing during this month. The Ångström parameter α varies between zero and 0.68 while β ranges from 0.1 to 0.9. The columnar water vapour content ranges from 0.12 to 2.92 cm, having a mean value of 1.06 ± 0.648 cm. The mean total suspended particulate matter is 334.41 ± 97.56 μgm/m³, an indication of high aerosol loading over Patiala during the campaign period. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries jess117-407
dc.subject Aerosol Optical Depth, AOD, Suspended Particulate Matter, Columnar Water Content, Ångström parameters en_US
dc.title Aerosol characteristics at Patiala during ICARB–2006 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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