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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1982
  • pp: 2442–2446

Aerosol backscattering profiles at λ = 10.6 μm

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, and T. R. Lawrence  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 2442-2446 (1982)

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A systematic program of observing atmospheric backscatter β profiles from 4 to 16-km above sea level is described. Initial monthly averages indicating a lognormal distribution are presented. Cirrus prevalence, volcanic layers in the stratosphere, diurnal effects, convection, calibration, and absorption effects are discussed as well.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 29, 1982
Published: July 1, 1982

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, and T. R. Lawrence, "Aerosol backscattering profiles at λ = 10.6 μm," Appl. Opt. 21, 2442-2446 (1982)

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