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Theoretical aid for improving measuring instruments efficiency within the meteorological space of Lagos-Nigeria

Emetere, Moses and Akinyemi, M. L. and Akinojo, Omololu (2016) Theoretical aid for improving measuring instruments efficiency within the meteorological space of Lagos-Nigeria. In: AIP Conference Proceedings, February 2016.

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Abstract

We propose that the aerosols in the atmosphere form layers of varying refractivity. In this paper, we used proven dispersion model alongside the unified number to determine the dynamics of the aerosol transport. The inability of scientist to calculate the atmospheric constant over an area has lead to frequent failures of ground measuring devices e.g. radiosonde, weather stations in developing regions is worrisome. From literatures, established projects like AERONET, AMMA e.t.c. are burdened by same challenge. At the moment, AERONET or AMMA database shows a large volume of data loss. With only about 47% data set available to scientist, it is evident that accurate nowcast or forecast cannot be guaranteed. Upon numerical simulations, it revealed that the atmospheric constant over Lagos-Nigeria is a1 = 1.175, a2 = 0.88, n1 = 0.2926 and n2 = 0.3573. Lagos lies within the latitude of 6.465°N and longitude of 3.406°E.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 12:29
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 12:29
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10552

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