Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 565–579, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-565-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 565–579, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-565-2017

Research article 20 Feb 2017

Research article | 20 Feb 2017

A new zenith-looking narrow-band radiometer-based system (ZEN) for dust aerosol optical depth monitoring

A. Fernando Almansa et al.

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This study presents a new zenith-looking narrow-band radiometer-based system (ZEN), conceived for dust aerosol optical depth (AOD) monitoring. The ZEN system comprises a robust and automated radiometer (ZEN-R41), and a lookup table methodology for AOD retrieval (ZEN-LUT). Our results suggest that ZEN is a suitable system to fill the current observational gaps and to complement observations performed by sun-photometer networks in order to improve mineral dust monitoring in remote locations.