Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods and Instruments

Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods and Instruments

Editor(s): Manfred Wendisch, Jean-Louis Brenguier

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013 06:47AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527409969

Online ISBN: 9783527653218

DOI: 10.1002/9783527653218

Series Editor(s): Alexander Kokhanovsky

About this Book

This first comprehensive review of airborne measurement principles covers all atmospheric components and surface parameters. It describes the common techniques to characterize aerosol particles and cloud/precipitation elements, while also explaining radiation quantities and pertinent hyperspectral and active remote sensing measurement techniques along the way. As a result, the major principles of operation are introduced and exemplified using specific instruments, treating both classic and emerging measurement techniques.
The two editors head an international community of eminent scientists, all of them accepted and experienced specialists in their field, who help readers to understand specific problems related to airborne research, such as immanent uncertainties and limitations. They also provide guidance on the suitability of instruments to measure certain parameters and to select the correct type of device.
While primarily intended for climate, geophysical and atmospheric researchers, its relevance to solar system objects makes this work equally appealing to astronomers studying atmospheres of solar system bodies with telescopes and space probes.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 1

      Introduction to Airborne Measurements of the Earth Atmosphere and Surface (pages 1–5)

      Ulrich Schumann, David W. Fahey, Dr. Manfred Wendisch and Dr. Jean-Louis Brenguier

    4. Chapter 2

      Measurement of Aircraft State and Thermodynamic and Dynamic Variables (pages 7–75)

      Jens Bange, Marco Esposito, Donald H. Lenschow, Philip R. A. Brown, Volker Dreiling, Andreas Giez, Larry Mahrt, Szymon P. Malinowski, Alfred R. Rodi, Raymond A. Shaw, Holger Siebert, Herman Smit and Martin Zöger

    5. Chapter 3

      In Situ Trace Gas Measurements (pages 77–155)

      Jim McQuaid, Hans Schlager, Maria Dolores Andrés-Hernández, Stephen Ball, Agnès Borbon, Steve S. Brown, Valery Catoire, Piero Di Carlo, Thomas G. Custer, Marc von Hobe, James Hopkins, Klaus Pfeilsticker, Thomas Röckmann, Anke Roiger, Fred Stroh, Jonathan Williams and Helmut Ziereis

    6. Chapter 4

      In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Particles (pages 157–223)

      Andreas Petzold, Paola Formenti, Darrel Baumgardner, Ulrich Bundke, Hugh Coe, Joachim Curtius, Paul J. DeMott, Richard C. Flagan, Markus Fiebig, James G. Hudson, Jim McQuaid, Andreas Minikin, Gregory C. Roberts and Jian Wang

    7. Chapter 5

      In Situ Measurements of Cloud and Precipitation Particles (pages 225–301)

      Dr. Jean-Louis Brenguier, William D. Bachalo, Patrick Y. Chuang, Biagio M. Esposito, Jacob Fugal, Timothy Garrett, Jean-Francois Gayet, Hermann Gerber, Andy Heymsfield, Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky, Alexei Korolev, R. Paul Lawson, David C. Rogers, Raymond A. Shaw, Walter Strapp and Manfred Wendisch

    8. Chapter 6

      Aerosol and Cloud Particle Sampling (pages 303–341)

      Martina Krämer, Cynthia Twohy, Markus Hermann, Armin Afchine, Suresh Dhaniyala and Alexei Korolev

    9. Chapter 7

      Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (pages 343–411)

      Dr. Manfred Wendisch, Peter Pilewskie, Birger Bohn, Anthony Bucholtz, Susanne Crewell, Chawn Harlow, Evelyn Jäkel, K. Sebastian Schmidt, Rick Shetter, Jonathan Taylor, David D. Turner and Martin Zöger

    10. Chapter 8

      Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (pages 413–456)

      Eyal Ben-Dor, Daniel Schläpfer, Antonio J. Plaza and Tim Malthus

    11. Chapter 9

      LIDAR and RADAR Observations (pages 457–526)

      Jacques Pelon, Gabor Vali, Gérard Ancellet, Gerhard Ehret, Pierre H. Flamant, Samuel Haimov, Gerald Heymsfield, David Leon, James B. Mead, Andrew L. Pazmany, Alain Protat, Zhien Wang and Mengistu Wolde

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