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Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB): An overview

Moorthy, Krishna K and Satheesh, SK and Babu, Suresh S and Dutt, CBS (2008) Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB): An overview. In: Journal of Earth System Science, 117 (S1). pp. 243-262.

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Abstract

During March–May 2006, an extensive, multi-institution, multi-instrument, and multi-platform integrated field experiment Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB) was carried out under the Geosphere Biosphere Programme of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO-GBP). The objective of this largest and most exhaustive field campaign, ever conducted in the Indian region, was to characterize the physico-chemical properties and radiative effects of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases over the Indian landmass and the adjoining oceanic regions of the Arabian Sea, northern Indian Ocean, and Bay of Bengal through intensive, simultaneous observations. A network of ground-based observatories (over the mainland and islands), a dedicated ship cruise over the oceanic regions using a fully equipped research vessel, the Sagar Kanya, and altitude profiling over selected regions using an instrumented aircraft and balloonsondes formed the three segments of this integrated experiment, which were carried out in tandem. This paper presents an overview of the ICARB field experiment, the database generated, and some of its interesting outcomes though these are preliminary in nature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: ICARB;atmospheric aerosols;radiative forcing;Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea aerosols;altitude profiles;Micro Pulse Lidar.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 10:32
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16055

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