Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5947–5956, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5947–5956, 2015

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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ED: Publish as is (30 Apr 2015) by Paola Formenti
Short summary
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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