The Physico-Chemical Properties of Aerosols In Relation to Their Extinction Coefficient

  • G. Metzig


A set of analytics is described to measure the physico-chemical and optical properties of tropospheric aerosols. With the measured data set and by the help of straight-forward Mie calculations it is tried to find a correlation between the physico-chemical aerosol properties and their optical properties. The evaluation scheme is presented. The agreement between calculations and measurements of the aerosol extinction coefficient was in most cases better than a factor of 2. The uncertainty in this procedure is the unknown particle bulk density, which may range between 1.4 and 2.0 g/cm3.


Extinction Coefficient Aerosol Particle Elemental Carbon Tropospheric Aerosol Meteorological Tower 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Metzig
    • 1
  1. 1.Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHLaboratorium für Aerosolphysik und Filtertechnik IKarlsruhe 1Germany

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