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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2507–2509

Aerosol backscattering profiles at CO2 wavelengths: the NOAA data base

Madison J. Post  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2507-2509 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.002507


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Abstract

NOAA’s data base for aerosol backscattering at λ = 10.6 μm since May 1981, in Boulder, Colorado, is presented together with seasonally averaged profiles and statistical analyses. Studies of the El Chichón event are included.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984

Citation
Madison J. Post, "Aerosol backscattering profiles at CO2 wavelengths: the NOAA data base," Appl. Opt. 23, 2507-2509 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-15-2507


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References

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