Kitakoga, S., Y. Inoue, M. Kuji, T. Hayasaka, 2014: Characteristics of aerosol properties of haze and yellow sand examined from SKYNET measurements over East China Sea. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 92A, 57-69.
- Characteristics of atmospheric phenomena such as haze and yellow sand (Kosa) events were investigated in terms of aerosols by using sky radiometers, LIDAR, and OPC observations at Fukue-jima and Amami-Oshima Islands from 2003 to 2004.
- Aerosol properties such as loading, light absorptivity, particle size, non-sphericity, and vertical distribution showed specific features both in the atmospheric column (Fig. 1: left) and near the surface (Fig. 1: right), depending on the atmospheric phenomena compared with normal atmospheric conditions.
- It was clearly confirmed that the influence of limited light absorptivity dominated even during a Kosa event (Fig. 1: left).