Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 407–433, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-407-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 407–433, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-407-2022

Research article 27 Jan 2022

Research article | 27 Jan 2022

Retrieval of aerosol properties using relative radiance measurements from an all-sky camera

Roberto Román et al.

Data sets

AERONET – a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization (https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/) B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutsker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov https://doi.org/10.1016/S0034-4257(98)00031-5

Short summary
An all-sky camera is used to obtain the relative sky radiance, and this radiance is used as input in an inversion code to obtain aerosol properties. This paper is really interesting because it pushes forward the use and capability of sky cameras for more advanced science purposes. Enhanced aerosol properties can be retrieved with accuracy using only an all-sky camera, but synergy with other instruments providing aerosol optical depth could even increase the power of these low-cost instruments.