Accession Number:

ADA160379

Title:

Study of Large Aerosol Particles.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 81-28 Feb 84,

Corporate Author:

WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report develops a stratospheric aerosol optical model which is based on a size distribution determined from direct measurements and additionally constrained to be consistent with large data sets of independently measured macroscopic aerosol properties such as mass and backscatter. The period under study covers background as well as highly disturbed volcanic conditions and an altitude interval ranging from the tropopause to about 30 km. The predictions of the model are used to interpret and intercompare diverse types of stratospheric aerosol measurements. Keywords Stratosphere Aerosol optical model Size distribution Laser backscatter Volcanic aerosol Aerosol mass.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE