Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 921–934, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-921-2019

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 921–934, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-921-2019

Research article 11 Feb 2019

Research article | 11 Feb 2019

Aerosol optical depth retrievals in central Amazonia from a multi-filter rotating shadow-band radiometer calibrated on-site

Nilton E. Rosário et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Oct 2018) by Piet Stammes
AR by Nilton Rosario on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Dec 2018) by Piet Stammes
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Short summary
Does pristine Amazonian forest atmosphere provide successful calibration of a Sun photometer based on the Langley plot method? This question emerged from the challenge of maintaining regular calibration of a Sun photometer dedicated to long-term monitoring of aerosol optical properties in Amazonia, far from clean mountaintops. Our results show that on-site calibrated Sun photometers, under pristine Amazonian conditions, are able to provide consistent retrieval of aerosol optical depth.