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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1040–1042

Evidence of a tropospheric aerosol backscatter background mode

Jeffry Rothermel, David A. Bowdle, J. Michael Vaughan, and Madison J. Post  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 1040-1042 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.001040


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Abstract

Climatologies of aerosol backscatter profiles, derived from airborne and ground-based CO2 lidar returns, indicate a high frequency of occurrence for a narrow range of low backscatter values within the troposphere—a background mode.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 1989
Published: March 15, 1989

Citation
Jeffry Rothermel, David A. Bowdle, J. Michael Vaughan, and Madison J. Post, "Evidence of a tropospheric aerosol backscatter background mode," Appl. Opt. 28, 1040-1042 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-6-1040


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