Vol. 14, issue 12, article # 4

pdf Sviridenkov M. A. Retrieval of atmospheric aerosol characteristics from spectral measurements of transparency and small-angle scattering. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2001. V. 14. No. 12. P. 1022-1025.
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The possibility of applying the measurement data on spectral transparency of the atmosphere in retrieving single scattering characteristics from observations of solar aureole is discussed. A simple iteration algorithm for such retrieval is suggested. It is shown that at a moderate atmospheric turbidity, inverting separately the phase functions of the aureole brightness and spectral transparency enables one to obtain the aerosol size distribution without subtracting the background due to multiply scattered light.