Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Research article
23 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 23 Apr 2018

Using spectral methods to obtain particle size information from optical data: applications to measurements from CARES 2010

Dean B. Atkinson, Mikhail Pekour, Duli Chand, James G. Radney, Katheryn R. Kolesar, Qi Zhang, Ari Setyan, Norman T. O'Neill, and Christopher D. Cappa


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ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2018) by Alexander Laskin
Short summary
We use in situ measurements of particle light extinction to assess the performance of a typical aerosol remote retrieval method. The retrieved fine-mode fraction of extinction, a property commonly used to characterize the anthropogenic influence on the aerosol optical depth, compares well with the in situ measurements as does the retrieved effective fine-mode radius, which characterizes the average size of the particles that contribute most to scattering.
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