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)