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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 23, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1984
  • pp: 1848–1852

Determination of aerosol size distribution from observation of the aureole around a point source. 2: Experimental

Eli Trakhovsky and Uri P. Oppenheim  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 11, pp. 1848-1852 (1984)

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In Part 1 of this study1 it was shown theoretically that the aerosol size distribution may be derived from the single scattering radiance around a point source. In this paper preliminary results of aerosol size distribution derived by this method are presented. A solar blind radiometer designed and constructed for aureole measurements is described. It is shown that, if the light source is unobscured, a large systematic error may result, especially at small angles. This suggests the use of an obscured source. A comparison with the aerosol size distribution derived from transmittance measurements gives good agreement. A correlation is found between estimated visibility and aureole measurements.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 15, 1983
Published: June 1, 1984

Eli Trakhovsky and Uri P. Oppenheim, "Determination of aerosol size distribution from observation of the aureole around a point source. 2: Experimental," Appl. Opt. 23, 1848-1852 (1984)

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