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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