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By Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine Remer, Didier Tanre
This e-book supplies a miles wanted rationalization of the elemental actual rules of radiative move and distant sensing, and offers all of the tools and retrieval algorithms in a homogenous demeanour. The editors offer, for the 1st time, a simple direction from conception to sensible algorithms in a single simply obtainable quantity, making the relationship among theoretical radiative move and person functional recommendations to retrieve aerosol details from distant sensing, and delivering the specifics and intercomparison of all present and ancient retrieval tools.
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2007), but here we focus on those particles that are generally smaller than cloud droplets or crystals, and whose origins differ from the cloud generation processes of condensation and sublimation of water vapor. However, much of the radiative theory developed in this book to describe the light scattering by small particles can also be applied to cloud droplets and crystals. While atmospheric gases such as oxygen (O2), nitrogen gas (N2) or minor constituents such as water vapor (H2O), ozone (O3 DUH FOHDUO\ GHÀQHG E\ WKHLU FKHPLVWU\ WKH WHUP ´DHURVROµLVJHQHULFIRUDZLGHYDULHW\RIVXEVWDQFHVQRWDOOZHOOGHÀQHG(YHQVXEFODVVLÀJ.
Lenoble et al. 1007/978-3-642-17725-5_1, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 1 2 Aerosol Remote Sensing cations of aerosols such as dust or smoke are themselves generic terms for many combinations of minerals or organics, respectively. At best we can discuss aerosol types. 1, reproduced from Chin et al. (2009), presents the main types of aerosol, as represented by current aerosol transport models. These models generate aerosol from estimates of source emissions, then allow the particles to be transported by modeled meteorology, transformed from modeled chemical processes and removed from the atmosphere by modeled wet and dry deposition.
Some of these characteristics are more readily measured by remote sensing than others. Our own eyes provide remote sensing observations. Our eyes can look up at the sky and distinguish between a “clean day” with bright blue skies or a “hazy day” with milky grayish skies even with no clouds present. What we are seeing is the difference in the scattering properties of the gas molecules that make up the bulk of our atmosphere and aerosols. When we look at the sky away from the sun, we are seeing sunlight that has reached either a gas molecule or a suspended aerosol particle, and then has been scattered towards our eye.
Aerosol Remote Sensing by Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine Remer, Didier Tanre