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Modeling aerosols and extinction in the marine atmospheric boundary layer
Author(s): Gerrit de Leeuw; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; G. R. Noordhuis
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Paper Abstract

An analysis is presented of aerosol particle size distributions measured over the North Atlantic and extinction coefficients derived from these data. Two empirical models, an aerosol model and an extinction model, are formulated in terms of simple meteorological parameters (wind speed, relative humidity, air temperature and sea temperature). The choice of these parameters is based on considerations of their effects on the aerosol physics in the marine atmosphere. The performance of the models for predictions of the extinction coefficients at (laser) wavelengths in the visible and IR atmospheric windows is assessed. The results are compared with predictions of the Navy Aerosol Model (NAM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154879
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Gerrit de Leeuw, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
G. R. Noordhuis, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)


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

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