Climatology of Aerosol Optical Properties Over the High Arctic
A. Saha1, N. ONeill1 and R. Stone2
1Université de Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard de l'Universite Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; 1-819-580-7524, E-mail: email@example.com
2NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO 80305
Sunphotometer/sky radiometer measurements have been acquired at the high Arctic Observatory in Eureka [Nunavut, Canada] since the spring of 2007. These (CIMEL) sunphotometers belong to the AEROCAN/Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) network and are part of CAnadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC). They are located at the Polar Environmental Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) Ridge lab and Zero Altitude PEARL Auxiliary Laboratory (ØPAL) sites in Eureka. ØPAL is located about 15 km southeast of the PEARL ridge lab, which is at an elevation of 610 m. This dual placement was designed to study the layer between the two sites, as well as provide an element of redundancy for the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) measurements.