SENSITIVITIES OF THE RADIATIVE FORCING DUE TO LARGE LOADINGS OF SMOKE AND DUST AEROSOLS.

V. Ramaswamy, J. T. Kiehl

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Abstract

The objective of the present investigation is, first, to delineate the role of refractive index and unimodal size distributions in determining the relevant optical characteristics of smoke and dust aerosols. Second, the importance of these optical characteristics in the perturbations to the transfer of solar and long-wave radiation is analyzed. The significance of variations in particle sizes and the vertical distribution of the aerosols are explicitly examined. Changes in total aerosol loadings are also considered. Refs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5597-5613
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume90
Issue numberD3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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