Objective of this observation is to study distribution and optical characteristics of marine aerosols by using a ship-borne sky radiometer. Furthermore, collections of the data for calibration and validation to the remote sensing data were performed simultaneously.
If you are used our data, please contact me (Kazuma Aoki, Univ. of Toyama). Because Ship-borne results is unstable due to difficult observation over the Ocean.
Please describe R/V Mirai and Kazuma Aoki (University of Toyama) in the Acknowledgment when your research including data in this cruise. You may consider including Kazuma Aoki as a co-author depending on the situation.
Sky radiometer (POM-01 MK-II, PREDE Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan)
The sky radiometer measures the direct solar irradiance and the solar aureole radiance distribution with seven interference filters (0.34, 0.4, 0.5, 0.675, 0.87, 0.94, and 1.02 µm). Analysis of these data was performed by SKYRAD.pack version 4.2 developed by Nakajima et al. 1996. Aerosol optical thickness used fifth aerosol wevelength (0.4, 0.5, 0.675, 0.87 and 1.02 µm).
No Y M D H Lon Lat Day(LT) Alpha T400 T500 T675 T870 T1020: No(Number), Y(Year), M(Month), D(Day), H (Hour), Lon (Longitude), Lat(Latitude), Day(Locat Time), Alpha (Ångstöm exponent), T400(Aerosol optical thickness at 400 nm), T500(Aerosol optical thickness at 500 nm), T675(Aerosol optical thickness at 675nm), T870(Aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm), T1020(Aerosol optical thickness at 1020 nm)