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