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Volume 15, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5947–5956, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5947-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5947–5956, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5947-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Technical note 29 May 2015

Technical note | 29 May 2015

Technical Note: Optical properties of desert aerosol with non-spherical mineral particles: data incorporated to OPAC

P. Koepke et al.

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Desert dust particles in general are not spherical, which changes their scattering functions against that for spheres that often are used for remote-sensing and radiation budget investigations. In the new version of the data base OPAC (Optical Properties of Aerosols and Clouds), which easily allows one to model a large range of microphysical and optical aerosol properties for individually decided component mixtures, now typical non-spherical mineral particles are taken into account.
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