Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
14 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2018

In situ measurements of angular-dependent light scattering by aerosols over the contiguous United States

W. Reed Espinosa, J. Vanderlei Martins, Lorraine A. Remer, Anin Puthukkudy, Daniel Orozco, and Gergely Dolgos

Data sets

Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment Data Archive DC3

Model code and software

Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys Data Archive SEAC4RS

Short summary
This work presents airborne, angularly resolved measurements of light scattered by atmospheric aerosols. A classification scheme, making use of optically independent ancillary data, is developed and used to categorize each of the individual light-scattering measurements. This classification is shown to correlate very strongly with the measured aerosol scattering properties demonstrating that in situ angular light-scattering measurements alone are sufficient to identify many major aerosol types.
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