Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1871–1888, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1871-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1871–1888, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1871-2016

Research article 28 Apr 2016

Research article | 28 Apr 2016

Retrieval of aerosol optical depth in the visible range with a Brewer spectrophotometer in Athens

Henri Diémoz et al.

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Aerosol Optical Depth Measurements in Athens, Greece from a Cimel sun-sky photometer Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) AERONET http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/type_one_station_opera_v2_new?site=ATHENS-NOA&nachal=2&level= 95 3&place_code=10

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Short summary
A new algorithm allowed to retrieve aerosol optical depths from a Brewer spectrophotometer in Athens with excellent agreement with AERONET. The instrument radiometric stability and the performances of in situ Langley extrapolations as a way to track it are investigated. Potential sources of error and recommendations to operators are reported. MkIV Brewers represent a great source of information about aerosols in the past decades and a promising worldwide network for coordinated AOD measurements.