Next Article in Journal
Vertical Spectra of Temperature in the Free Troposphere at Meso-and-Small Scales According to the Flow Regime: Observations and Interpretation
Next Article in Special Issue
Satellite Observations of Cloud-Related Variations in Aerosol Properties
Previous Article in Journal
An Assessment of Stratospheric Intrusions in Italian Mountain Regions Using STEFLUX
Previous Article in Special Issue
The Impacts of Smoke Emitted from Boreal Forest Wildfires on the High Latitude Radiative Energy Budget—A Case Study of the 2002 Yakutsk Wildfires
Article Menu
Issue 11 (November) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Atmosphere 2018, 9(11), 414; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9110414

Modeling of Aerosol Radiation-Relevant Parameters in the Troposphere of Siberia on the Basis of Empirical Data

V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, 1, Ak. Zuev square, 634055 Tomsk, Russia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 12 October 2018 / Accepted: 15 October 2018 / Published: 23 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Radiative Transfer in the Earth Atmosphere)
Full-Text   |   PDF [3343 KB, uploaded 23 October 2018]   |  

Abstract

The paper presents the generalized empirical model of the aerosol optical characteristics in the lower 5-km layer of the atmosphere of West Siberia. The model is based on the data of long-term airborne sensing of the vertical profiles of the angular scattering coefficient, aerosol disperse composition, as well as the content of absorbing particles. The model provides for retrieval of the aerosol optical characteristics in visible and near IR wavelength ranges (complex refractive index, scattering and absorption coefficients, optical depth, single scattering albedo, and asymmetry factor of the scattering phase function). The main attention in the presented version of the model is given to two aspects: The study of the effect of the size spectrum of the absorbing substance in the composition of aerosol particles on radiative-relevant parameters (the single scattering albedo (SSA) and the asymmetry factor (AF)) and the consideration of different algorithms for taking into account the relative humidity of air. The ranges of uncertainty of SSA and AF at variations in the modal radius of the absorbing fraction at different altitudes in the troposphere are estimated. View Full-Text
Keywords: atmosphere; aerosol; model; single scattering albedo; asymmetry factor atmosphere; aerosol; model; single scattering albedo; asymmetry factor
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Panchenko, M.V.; Terpugova, S.A.; Pol’kin, V.V.; Kozlov, V.S.; Chernov, D.G. Modeling of Aerosol Radiation-Relevant Parameters in the Troposphere of Siberia on the Basis of Empirical Data. Atmosphere 2018, 9, 414.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Atmosphere EISSN 2073-4433 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top