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Multiple scattering in aerosols: different theoretical approaches and comparison with experimental data
Author(s): Wladyslaw W. Szymanski; Aron E. Majerowicz
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Paper Abstract

Multiple scattering effects in droplet aerosols were investigated theoretically using three different numerical approaches and experimentally by means of a specially developed measuring system. The system allows quantitative determination of laser light extinction and scattering. Measurements were performed in scale model clouds formed by growing water droplets. This was accomplished in an expansion cloud chamber under well-controlled laboratory conditions. In many cases however, the investigated models and the experimental evidence showed substantial discrepancies depending on parameters and ranges of variables within which a model was used. The work is in progress and preliminary experimental results are discussed and compared with computations. Based on the experimental conditions chosen in this study, an attempt was made to explain the accuracy of the applied models to describe multiple scattering effects in aerosols.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154811
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Wladyslaw W. Szymanski, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Aron E. Majerowicz, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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