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Optimizing the Efficiency of Measuring Instruments in Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso

Emetere, Moses and Akinyemi, M. L. and Sanni, Samuel Eshorame (2017) Optimizing the Efficiency of Measuring Instruments in Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso. In: ICEES 2017 : 19th International Conference on Environmental Earth Sciences, May 21-22, 2017, Berlin, Germany.

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At the moment, AERONET or AMMA database shows a large volume of data loss. With only about 47% data set available to the scientist, it is evident that accurate nowcast or forecast cannot be guaranteed. The calibration constants of most radiosonde or weather stations are not compatible with the atmospheric conditions of the West African climate. A dispersion model was developed to incorporate salient mathematical representations like a Unified number. The Unified number was derived to describe the turbulence of the aerosols transport in the frictional layer of the lower atmosphere. Fourteen years data set from Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) was tested using the dispersion model. A yearly estimation of the atmospheric constants over Ouagadougou using the model was obtained with about 87.5% accuracy. It further revealed that the average atmospheric constant for Ouagadougou-Niger is a_1 = 0.626, a_2 = 0.7999 and the tuning constants is n_1 = 0.09835 and n_2 = 0.266. Also, the yearly atmospheric constants affirmed the lower atmosphere of Ouagadougou is very dynamic. Hence, it is recommended that radiosonde and weather station manufacturers should constantly review the atmospheric constant over a geographical location to enable about eighty percent data retrieval

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerosols retention, aerosols loading, statistics, analytical technique
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: 28 Dec 2017 08:18
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 08:18

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