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Aerosol Layer Height


Measurement Definition*: Height of vertically localized aerosol layers in the free troposphere, such as desert dust, biomass burning aerosol or volcanic ash plumes.
InstrumentStatus/
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Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
SPEXone
Spectro-Polarimeter for Exploration
Being developed
Polarimeter for measuring aerosol optical properties, clouds and aerosol types. Multi-angle spectro-polarimetry by spectral modulation technology. Distribution and detailed micro-phyiscal properties of atmospheric aerosol. Direct and indirect aerosol radiative forcing and their impact on climate.n/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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