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Optical Properties Of The Marine Aerosol As Predicted By The Navy Aerosol Model
Author(s): Stuart G. Gathman
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Paper Abstract

A model is presented which predicts optical and infrared extinction and absorption from marine aerosol for wavelengths of 0.2 to 40 micrometers. The model utilizes standard meteorological measurements as inputs but has default values built into it so that input values are not absolutely necessary, but when they are available they will increase the accuracy of the predictions. The model is based on aerosol size distribution measurement data taken by several investigators from platforms close to the sea surface. The optical predictions of the model are derived from precalculated terms stored in the program which were originally obtained from lengthy Mie calculations on special aerosol size distributions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(1) 220157 doi: 10.1117/12.7973048
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 1
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Stuart G. Gathman, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

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