Separation of fine and coarse aerosol contributions to the total aerosol light scattering: An AERONET assessment

A. Quirantes, F. J. Olmo, H. Lyamani, A. Valenzuela, L. Alados-Arboledas


The contribution of each mode to total light scattering in a bimodal aerosol population is studied.  The dependence of some backscattering-related light properties on particle shape, and concentration, are simulated. Results will help us determine whether any of those parameters will be useful in separating the optical properties of each particle mode, and therefore in determining mode concentration.


Light scattering; nonspherical particles; remote sensing

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