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Aerosol concentration and fetch
Author(s): Jacques Piazzola; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Gerrit de Leeuw
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Paper Abstract

On the basis of a comprehensive series of measurements on the Irish Atlantic coast, an extension of the Navy Aerosol Model (NAM) for the coastal zone is proposed. As in NAM, the dependence of the aerosol concentration on meteorological parameters is parameterized using empirical coefficients. The effect of continental aerosols present in the coastal zone is modeled as a function of fetch. A reasonable agreement is found between the model and the aerosol size distributions as measured on the island Inisheer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3433, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere II, (3 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330230
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Piazzola, Univ. of Toulon-Var (France)
Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Gerrit de Leeuw, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3433:
Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere II
Luc R. Bissonnette, Editor(s)

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