Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12011–12027, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12011–12027, 2015

Research article 28 Oct 2015

Research article | 28 Oct 2015

Effects of dust particle internal structure on light scattering

O. Kemppinen et al.


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AR by Osku Kemppinen on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Oct 2015) by James Allan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Oct 2015)
RR by Maxim A. Yurkin (19 Oct 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Oct 2015) by James Allan
Short summary
Internal structures are common in atmospheric dust particles, yet their effects on light scattering are largely unstudied. In this work, we study how hematite nodes, internal voids and hematite-rich coating impact single-scattering properties of computationally generated irregular model particles. The results show that all of these features change scattering properties significantly, and that a simple effective-medium approximation is not enough to replicate the scattering properties.
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