Aerosol Optical Properties of Pacaya Volcano Plume Measured with a Portable Sun-Photometer

Pasquale Sellitto, Letizia Spampinato, Giuseppe Salerno, Alessandro La Spina
2018 Geosciences  
In this paper, Sun-photometer multichannel measurements of aerosol optical depths (AODs) in the visible and near-infrared spectral ranges, and Ångström parameters of the plume issued from the Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, are presented for the first time. These observations, made during a short-term campaign carried out on 29 and 30 January 2011, indicate a diluted (AODs lower than 0.1) volcanic plume composed of small particles (Ångström exponent ∼1.0 on 29 January and ∼1.4 on 30 January).
more » ... are consistent with an ash-free plume. Finally, the impact of the choice of different wavelength pairs for the calculation of the Ångström parameters from the spectral AOD observations is tested and critically discussed.
doi:10.3390/geosciences8020036 fatcat:wv2wxbisk5aonpwloynhjdelwm