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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1982
  • pp: 3005–3010

Atmospheric aerosols investigated by inversion of experimental transmittance data

Eli Trakhovsky, S. G. Lipson, and A. D. Devir  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 3005-3010 (1982)

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The Twomey-Chahine inversion algorithm is applied to experimental atmospheric transmittance data in the 0.4–2.4-μm wavelength range and atmospheric aerosol size distributions deduced. The conditions for successful inversion of transmittance data are investigated in numerical experiments, and it is shown that too small a wavelength range results in a Junge-type distribution in all cases and that noise in the measurements in excess of 4–5% results in inversion artifacts.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 18, 1981
Published: August 15, 1982

Eli Trakhovsky, S. G. Lipson, and A. D. Devir, "Atmospheric aerosols investigated by inversion of experimental transmittance data," Appl. Opt. 21, 3005-3010 (1982)

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