Characterization of aerosols based on the simultaneous measurements
The aerosol distribution in Asia is complicated due to the increasing emissions of sulfuric, nitric, carbonaceous and other aerosols in association with economic growth. Anthropogenic small aerosols dominate the air over urban areas because of local emissions by diesel vehicles and industries, and in addition, behavior of natural dusts significantly varies with the seasons. Thus, studying various properties of aerosols in Asian urban areas is an important subject. In this work, we classify aerosol properties with a clustering method, by utilizing the ground observations provided by multi-spectral photometers which are installed in Kinki University Campus, Higashi-Osaka, Japan. Cluster information can be used to improve estimation of relations between spectral and particle observations.