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Special Issue "Aerosol Optical Properties: Models, Methods & Measurements"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Prof. Dr. Jonathan E. Thompson Website E-Mail
Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lubbock, USA
Interests: light scattering; light absorption; aerosol; climate forcing; T-matrix; discrete dipole approximation; nephelometry; photoacoustic spectroscopy; cavity ring-down spectroscopy
Atmospheric particulate matter scatters and absorbs significant quantities of sunlight in the Earth’s atmosphere, thus leading to alterations of the Earth’s radiative balance. For climate scientists to understand the net effect of aerosol, key optical variables of aerosol must be known. Researchers employ many methods to collect such information, such as direct optical measurements on atmospheric aerosol, well-constrained laboratory studies, or building complex models of aerosol particle geometry and mixing state and employing computational methods, such as the discrete dipole approximation to estimate optical properties.
For this Special Issue, we aim to provide the community a valuable resource by organizing the most recent contributions to the study of aerosol optics. Such creative works may take the form of exceptional literature review articles that outline recent developments in the field. Alternatively, authors may describe the development and application of novel measurement methods for study of aerosol optics. Additional contributions might include manuscripts that focus on summary ambient measurements and/or the transformation of particle properties during atmospheric processing. Lastly, laboratory and modeling studies are welcome contributions to this Special Issue. In short, all contributions that improve our understanding of aerosol optics are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jonathan E. Thompson
Manuscript Submission Information
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discrete dipole approximation
cavity ring-down spectroscopy