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Submitted as: research article 16 Mar 2020

Submitted as: research article | 16 Mar 2020

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An overview and issues of the sky radiometer technology and SKYNET

Teruyuki Nakajima1, Monica Campanelli2, Huizheng Che3, Victor Estellés2,4, Hitoshi Irie5, Sang-Woo Kim6, Jhoon Kim7, Dong Liu8, Tomoaki Nishizawa9, Govindan Pandithurai10, Vijay Kumar Soni11, Boossarasiri Thana12, Nas-Urt Tugjsurn13, Kazuma Aoki14, Makiko Hashimoto1, Akiko Higurashi9, Stelios Kazadzis15, Pradeep Khatri16, Natalia Kouremeti15, Rei Kudo17, Franco Marenco18, Masahiro Momoi5,19, Shantikumar S. Ningombam20, Claire L. Ryder21, and Akihiro Uchiyama9 Teruyuki Nakajima et al.
  • 1Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505, Japan
  • 2Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima; via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, 00133 Roma, Italy
  • 3Centre for Atmosphere Watch And Services, CMA Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences; 46 Zhong-Guan-Cun S. Ave., Beijing 100081, China
  • 4Dept. Física de la Terra i Termodinàmica, Universitat de València; Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
  • 5Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University; Chiba 263-8522, Japan
  • 6School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University; 08826, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 7Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
  • 8Center for Atmospheric Optics, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Hefei, Anhui 230031, China
  • 9National Institute for Environmental Studies; 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
  • 10Centre for Climate Change Research, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology; Pune 411 008, India
  • 11Environment Monitoring & Research Centre, India Meteorological Department; Mausam Bhawan, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003, India
  • 12Thailand Global Warming Academy, Napamitr Foundation; 234/88 Asoke-Din Daeng Road, Bang Kapi Sub-district, Huai Khwang District, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
  • 13Physics department, Mongolian University of Science and Technology; 216046, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • 14Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Science), University of Toyama; 3190 Gofuku, Toyama 930-8555, Japan
  • 15Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center, Dorfstrasse 33, 7260 Davos Dorf, Switzerland
  • 16Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • 17Meteorological Research Institute, Meteorological Agency; Nagamine, Tsukuba 305-0052, Ibaraki, Japan
  • 18Satellite Applications, Met Office, United Kingdom
  • 19Graduate School of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
  • 20Indian Institute of Astrophysics, 2nd Block Koramangala, Bangalore 560034, India
  • 21Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6BB, United Kingdom

Abstract. This paper overviews the progress in the sky radiometer technology and development of the network called SKYNET. It is found that the technology has produced useful on-site calibration methods, retrieval algorithms, and data analyses from the sky radiometer observation of aerosol, cloud, water vapor and ozone. Increasing collaborations of users in the SKYNET community are becoming a useful platform for research and operation. The paper also presents issues of the technology for future development.

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