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Statistical model for aerosol size distribution parameters according to weather parameters
Author(s): Itai Dror; Norman S. Kopeika
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Paper Abstract

An effort to predict desert coarse aerosol statistics but not size distribution according to simple weather parameters has been made. A quantitative analysis of the desert particulate size distribution models was also performed. In this research the size distribution parameters measured by optical counters are related to weather parameters. Known statistical and analytical models such as MODTRAN relate the size distribution parameters only to relative humidity for continental atmospheres. Although humidity has a significant role in the prediction of aerosol size statistics, other weather parameters can also strongly influence the size distribution parameters. Comparisons such as the above can be used to predict under which conditions the MODTRAN aerosol models have good or poor accuracy. It is also hoped that they will lead to improvements in MODTRAN, improving the accuracy of the humidity dependence as well as by incorporating other meteorological parameters into the MODTRAN prediction models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178005
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Itai Dror, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2222:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III
Walter A. Flood; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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