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Atmosphere 2018, 9(11), 414;

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
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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)
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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

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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.

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