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16 November 2018 Investigation of aerosols in South Africa: Comparison of measurements and modeling
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The numerical LOTOS-EUROS model that provides information on the regional distribution of aerosols was implemented for a new domain, Southern Africa. The first set-up for the study areas is discussed and a comparison of model products (aerosol concentration and optical depth) to experimental data is presented. The model compares favorably to MODIS satellite products on a regional scale. Comparisons with in-situ instrumentation at specific locations reveal that the model generally capture temporal trends, but underestimates the absolute AOD-values. In the more pronounced case, this is attributed to the complex local orography of the measurement site that cannot be captured by the model.
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T. Kociok, F. February, P. Grossmann, D. Sprung, A. M. J. van Eijk, and K. Stein "Investigation of aerosols in South Africa: Comparison of measurements and modeling", Proc. SPIE 10787, Environmental Effects on Light Propagation and Adaptive Systems, 1078704 (16 November 2018);

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