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Remote sensing of mineral dust aerosols in the UV/visible and IR regions
Author(s): Irina N. Sokolik
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Paper Abstract

Mineral aerosols present a particularly difficult case in climate and remote sensing studies, because their absorption and scattering of atmospheric radiation depend strongly on the dust source region, morphology (i.e. shape and size), mineralogy, and state of mixture with other species. Current aerosol retrievals rely on numerous poorly justified assumptions such as spherical shapes of dust particles and prescribed refractive indices. This study examines how the realistic particle morphology and composition affect the dust optical properties and implications for remote sensing at solar and infrared wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4891, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466355
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Irina N. Sokolik, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4891:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Hung-Lung Huang; Daren Lu; Yasuhiro Sasano, Editor(s)

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