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Environmental Sciences

Aerosol Optics

Light Absorption and Scattering by Particles in the Atmosphere

Authors: Kokhanovsky, Alexander

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  • A comprehensive review of available techniques for the remote sensing of aerosols, making this a hugely relevant publication
  • Up-to-the-minute resource that includes material on satellite remote sensing as well as ground-based techniques
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In Aerosol Optics, Alexander Kokhanovsky provides a comprehensive review of available techniques for the remote sensing of aerosols. Although mostly satellite remote sensing is considered, ground-based techniques are also discussed. The work is founded on the solid basis of radiative transfer theory, coupled with Maxwell theory for the calculation of the scattering properties of small particles. IN particular, the author describes techniques for the determination of the column concentration of aerosol particles and their optical sizing using spaceborne optical instrumentation. The majority of the techniques described in this book use a so-called "library method". This method relies upon the precalculated top-of-atmosphere reflectances (TOAR) for vaious atmospheric aerosol types. The comparison of measured and calculated  TOARS allows one to characterize the optically-equivalent aerosol state.

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"Aerosol Optics introduces two important theoretical problems in atmospheric sciences: optical scattering, emphasizing polarization and Fourier optics, and radiative transfer theory related specifically to aerosols in the atmosphere. ... Kokhanovsky ... balances theory, applications, and examples to facilitate understanding complex subjects. ... The instrumental description is adequate for undergraduates studying satellite and groundbased sensing platforms. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty." (G. J. Fochesatto, Choice, Vol. 46 (3), November, 2008)


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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aerosol Optics
Book Subtitle
Light Absorption and Scattering by Particles in the Atmosphere
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-49909-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-49909-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-23734-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06268-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 148
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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