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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2865–2876, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2865-2020
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2865–2876, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2865-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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Research article 09 Mar 2020

Research article | 09 Mar 2020

Scattering matrices of mineral dust aerosols: a refinement of the refractive index impact

Yifan Huang et al.

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Dust optical properties are necessary to quantify aerosol radiative effects and to retrieve their properties. This study reveals the importance of the dust refractive index (RI) for the model development of its optical properties. Our results indicate that the scattering matrix elements of different dust particles can be reasonably reproduced by choosing appropriate RIs but a fixed particle geometry, and the RI influences the scattering matrix elements differently from geometric factors.
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