Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Research article
05 Mar 2012
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2012

Complex refractive indices of Saharan dust samples at visible and near UV wavelengths: a laboratory study

R. Wagner, T. Ajtai, K. Kandler, K. Lieke, C. Linke, T. Müller, M. Schnaiter, and M. Vragel

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