Articles | Volume 11, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10677–10680, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10677-2011
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10677–10680, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10677-2011

Technical note 28 Oct 2011

Technical note | 28 Oct 2011

Technical Note: Simple analytical relationships between Ångström coefficients of aerosol extinction, scattering, absorption, and single scattering albedo

H. Moosmüller and R. K. Chakrabarty H. Moosmüller and R. K. Chakrabarty
  • Laboratory for Aerosol Science, Spectroscopy, and Optics, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Nevada System of Higher Education, Reno, NV 89512, USA

Abstract. Ångström coefficients are commonly used to parameterize the slow wavelength dependence of aerosol scattering, absorption, and extinction coefficients and single scattering albedo. Here we introduce simple analytical relationships between these coefficients that establish a framework for intercomparison between theory and experimental results from different instruments and platforms and allow for closure studies and improved physical understanding.

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