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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10677-10680, 2011
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/10677/2011/
doi:10.5194/acp-11-10677-2011
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Technical note
28 Oct 2011
Technical Note: Simple analytical relationships between Ångström coefficients of aerosol extinction, scattering, absorption, and single scattering albedo
H. Moosmüller and R. K. Chakrabarty Laboratory for Aerosol Science, Spectroscopy, and Optics, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Nevada System of Higher Education, Reno, NV 89512, USA
Abstract. Ångström coefficients are commonly used to parameterize the slow wavelength dependence of aerosol scattering, absorption, and extinction coefficients and single scattering albedo. Here we introduce simple analytical relationships between these coefficients that establish a framework for intercomparison between theory and experimental results from different instruments and platforms and allow for closure studies and improved physical understanding.

Citation: Moosmüller, H. and Chakrabarty, R. K.: Technical Note: Simple analytical relationships between Ångström coefficients of aerosol extinction, scattering, absorption, and single scattering albedo, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10677-10680, doi:10.5194/acp-11-10677-2011, 2011.
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