Improved evaluation of optical depth components from langley plot data

Stuart F Biggar, D. I. Gellman, P. N. Slater

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Abstract

A simple, iterative procedure to determine the optical depth components of the extinction optical depth measured by a solar radiometer is presented. Simulated data show that the iterative procedure improves the determination of the exponent of a Junge law particle size distribution. The determination of the optical depth due to aerosol scattering is improved as compared to a method which uses only two points from the extinction data. The iterative method was used to determine spectral optical depth components for 11-13 June 1988 during the MAC III experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalRemote Sensing of Environment
Volume32
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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Iterative methods
Particle size analysis
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Aerosols
Scattering
extinction
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radiometer
scattering
particle size
aerosol
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  • Earth-Surface Processes
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Improved evaluation of optical depth components from langley plot data. / Biggar, Stuart F; Gellman, D. I.; Slater, P. N.

In: Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 32, No. 2-3, 1990, p. 91-101.

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Biggar, Stuart F ; Gellman, D. I. ; Slater, P. N. / Improved evaluation of optical depth components from langley plot data. In: Remote Sensing of Environment. 1990 ; Vol. 32, No. 2-3. pp. 91-101.
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