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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 593–598

Effect of temperature, atmospheric condition, and particle size on extinction in a plume of volatile aerosol dispersed in the atmospheric surface layer

Tate T. H. Tsang, Prasad Pai, and Nitin V. Korgaonkar  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 593-598 (1988)

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The objective of this work is to study the effects of ambient temperature, atmospheric condition, and particle size on the extinction coefficient of diesel fuel and fog oil smoke. A first-order closure model is used to describe the turbulent diffusion of the smoke in the atmospheric surface layer. Mean values of wind speed and diffusivity in the vertical direction are obtained by the use of the Monin-Obukhov similarity theory. The 2-D crosswind line source model also includes the aerosol kinetic processes of evaporation, sedimentation, and deposition. Numerical results are obtained from simulations on a supercomputer.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 26, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Tate T. H. Tsang, Prasad Pai, and Nitin V. Korgaonkar, "Effect of temperature, atmospheric condition, and particle size on extinction in a plume of volatile aerosol dispersed in the atmospheric surface layer," Appl. Opt. 27, 593-598 (1988)

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