Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9837–9851, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9837-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9837–9851, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9837-2017

Research article 22 Aug 2017

Research article | 22 Aug 2017

A complete parameterisation of the relative humidity and wavelength dependence of the refractive index of hygroscopic inorganic aerosol particles

Michael I. Cotterell et al.

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The optical properties of aerosols are required to analyse measurements of aerosol properties, estimate radiative forcing and interpret remote sensing retrievals. We provide comprehensive data sets of the refractive indices of the most important inorganic aerosol constituents, reporting parameterisations for the wavelength and relative humidity dependencies for each system. We assess the accuracy of this study, made on single trapped particles, against previous less comprehensive data sets.
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