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Asymmetry factors: hemispheric backscattering to total scattering ratios and backscatter fractions retrieved from multiwavelength scattering coefficients
Author(s): Helena Gonzalez Jorge; Fernando Rosa; John Ogren
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Paper Abstract

The asymmetry factor, the hemispheric backscattering to total scattering ratio and the backscatter fraction are key parameters for the climate model calculations. The inversion method of King et al. has been modified to retrieve these key parameters from scattering coefficients at four wavelengths. The inversion of multi wavelength aerosol optical properties is an alternative way to obtain the asymmetry factor, the hemispheric backscattering to total scattering ratio and the backscatter fraction, using the retrieved size distributions as an intermediate step.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4168, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413850
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Helena Gonzalez Jorge, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Fernando Rosa, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
John Ogren, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4168:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V
Jaqueline E. Russell; Klaus Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky, Editor(s)

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