To examine the association between oscillations of the stratospheric aerosol layer peaks and different types of clouds
Keywords: aerosols; Aerosol Number Density; twilight photometer; clouds; Junge layer; passive remote sensing
Abstract. Aerosol measurements have been carried out at Kolhapur (16°42′N, 74°14′E) by using newly designed Semiautomatic Twilight Photometer. The system is a ground based simple and inexpensive but very sensitive passive remote sensing technique. The altitudes of the Junge layer peaks on measurement days were derived from the aerosol vertical profiles. One attempt is made to examine the association between oscillations of the stratospheric aerosol layer peaks and different types of clouds. The values of AND for the Junge layer peaks for each observational day were also calculated. The graph between AND at peak point of Junge layer and day numbers was also studied in comparison with High, Medium and Low level clouds. There is an annual variation in the altitude of the peak of Junge layer also. Its maximum is observed during January. The annual variation of the altitude of the peak of Junge layer and the AND of Junge layer peak showed opposite phase relation.