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8 November 2012 DRAGON-West Japan campaign in 2012: regional aerosol measurements over Osaka
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It is known that the aerosol distribution in Asia is complicated due to the increasing emissions of anthropogenic aerosols in association with economic growth and natural dust significantly varied with the seasons. Therefore it is clear that local spatially and temporally resolved measurements of atmospheric aerosols in Asian urban city are necessary. Since Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and Nara are located in very close each others (all cities are included in around 70×70 km2 area). The population of the region is around 13 millions including neighbor prefectures, accordingly air quality in this region is slightly bad in comparison with the remote area. Furthermore, in recent years, Asian dusts and anthropogenic small particles some times transported from China and cover these cities throughout year. DRAGON (Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Network) is a project of dense sun/sky radiometer network in the urban area. The DRAGON-West Japan field campaign was performed over Osaka and neighbor cities with 7 AERONET instruments from March to end of May in 2012. As results, DRAGON measurements indicate small differences among the values of AOT over Osaka region.
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I. Sano, S. Mukai, B. N. Holben, M. Nakata, M. Yonemitsu, N. Sugimoto, T. Fujito, T. Hiraki, N. Iguchi, K. Kozai, M. Kuji, K. Muramatsu, Y. Okada, Y. Okada, Y. Sadanaga, S. Tohno, Yasuo Toyazaki, and Kouhei Yamamoto "DRAGON-West Japan campaign in 2012: regional aerosol measurements over Osaka", Proc. SPIE 8523, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV, 85231M (8 November 2012);

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