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  • Vol. 51, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1961
  • pp: 548–551

Evaluation of Atmospheric Aerosol Particle Size Distribution from Scattering Measurements in the Visible and Infrared

JOSEPHA. CURCIO  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 51, Issue 5, pp. 548-551 (1961)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.51.000548


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Abstract

The atmospheric aerosol particle size distribution was examined using measured spectral scattering coefficients in the wavelength region 0.40-2.27 µ. It was found that the aerosol on a particular day can be represented by a two-component composite, the main component having a Junge distribution of the form dN/d logr=Cr-n and the other having either a distribution of larger particles similar to that of aerosols found in maritime air or a relatively monodisperse distribution contained in a narrow radius interval. This study shows that estimates of aerosol size distribution may be in error if based only on attenuation measurements in the visible region.

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JOSEPHA. CURCIO, "Evaluation of Atmospheric Aerosol Particle Size Distribution from Scattering Measurements in the Visible and Infrared," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 548-551 (1961)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-51-5-548


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