Light Scattering by Irregularly Shaped Particles Versus Spheres: What are Some of the Problems Presented in Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols?

  • John A. Reagan
  • Benjamin M. Herman


Effects of light scattering by irregularly shaped particles versus spheres are discussed in the context of defining how they influence aerosol properties inferred from optical remote sensing measurements. Particular attention is given to identifying effects on aerosol properties inferred from data acquired by monostatic and bistatic lidar and spectral solar radiometer measurements.


Aerosol Particle Aerosol Optical Depth Atmospheric Aerosol Irregular Particle Aerosol Size Distribution 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Reagan
    • 1
  • Benjamin M. Herman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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