Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Research article
06 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2015

Retrieving microphysical properties of dust-like particles using ellipsoids: the case of refractive index

O. Kemppinen, T. Nousiainen, S. Merikallio, and P. Räisänen


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Short summary
Combinations of simple mathematical model shapes called ellipsoids are used in many remote sensing and modeling applications to denote dust particles. In this study we investigate how accurately various physical parameters can be retrieved by using ellipsoids. The results show that using ellipsoids can lead to wrong results, while at the same time seeming like they work well. This means that extreme care should be used when using ellipsoids for dust, and extra validation measures should be used.
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