Modeling the single and multiple scattering properties of soot-laden mineral dust aerosols.
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Fractal particle morphologies are employed to study the light scattering properties of soot-laden mineral dust aerosols. The applicability of these models is assessed in comparison with measurements and other numerical studies. To quantify the dust-soot mixing effects on the single and multiple scattering properties, a parameterization of the effective bulk properties is developed. Based on the parameterized bulk properties, polarized one-dimensional radiative transfer simulations are performed. The results indicate that small uncertainties in conjunction with soot contamination parameters may lead to large uncertainties in both forward and inverse modeling involving mineral dust contaminated with soot.
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Xu, G., Stegmann, P. G., Brooks, S. D., & Yang, P
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Xu, Guanglang||Stegmann, Patrick G||Brooks, Sarah D||Yang, Ping