TARFOX AERONET Data Availability

B.N. Holben, L.A. Remer, R.G. Kleidman, I. Slutsker

Site Number Location Dates
Wallops (WAL) 36, 74, 4 37 deg 56' N
75 deg 28' W
04 Jun - 29 Jun
01 Jul - 11 Jul
14 Jul - 31 Jul
01 Aug - 07 Aug
15 Aug - 19 Aug
Sandy Hook (SAND) 1 40 deg 26' N
73 deg 59' W
29 May - 16 Jun
06 Jul - 21 Jul
25 Jul - 28 Jul
01 Aug - 11 Aug
14 Aug - 02 Sep
Hampton Roads (HAMP) 37 36 deg 46' N
76 deg 26' W
04 Jun - 10 Jul
15 Jul - 13 Aug
15 Aug - 02 Sep
Hog Island (HOG) 8 37 deg 25' N
75 deg 42' W
13 Jun - 11 Jul
Cheritan (CHER) 8 37 deg 16' N
75 deg 26' W
19 Jul - 10 Sep

Table 1. The locations, instrument numbers and dates of operation of the TARFOX AERONET network. Dates appear graphically in Fig. 1. At Wallops, #36 and #74 operated simultaneously during July while instrument #4 replaced #36 on 15 August. #36 was located at the main island site. #74 operated from the Lidar trailer approximately 3 km inland. The Hog Island instrument was moved to Cheritan because of hurricane Bertha and remained there the rest of the summer. Dates of operation do not guarantee good data collection. Clouds and other obstructions may interfere with sun or sky measurements. Calibration is still preliminary (13 Sept. 1996).


Fig. 1 AERONET Cimel sun/sky radiometers were operational at the 5 sites above during the indicated periods of time. The above data base consists of all data with no evaluation made for cloudiness, cloud contamination or availability of inverted size distributions and phase functions. As of this writing (13 Sept, 1996), most of the instruments are still in the field and so checking of calibration has not been completed.



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