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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12011–12027, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12011-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12011–12027, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12011-2015
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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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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