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Retrieval of Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo and Polarized Phase Function from Polarized Sun-photometer Measurements for Zanjan Atmosphere : Volume 6, Issue 2 (04/04/2013)

By Bayat, A.

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Title: Retrieval of Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo and Polarized Phase Function from Polarized Sun-photometer Measurements for Zanjan Atmosphere : Volume 6, Issue 2 (04/04/2013)  
Author: Bayat, A.
Volume: Vol. 6, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Atmospheric, Measurement
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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2013
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

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Masoumi, A., Khalesifard, H. R., & Bayat, A. (2013). Retrieval of Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo and Polarized Phase Function from Polarized Sun-photometer Measurements for Zanjan Atmosphere : Volume 6, Issue 2 (04/04/2013). Retrieved from http://kindle.worldlibrary.net/


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Description: Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan 45137-66731, Iran. Aerosol optical depth, Ångström exponent, single scattering albedo, and polarized phase function have been retrieved from polarized sun-photometer measurements for atmosphere of Zanjan (36.70° N, 48.51° E, and 1800 m a.m.s.l.) from January 2010 to December 2012. The results show that the maximum value of aerosol polarized phase function as well as the polarized phase function retrieved for a specific scattering angle (i.e. 60°), are strongly correlated with the Ångström exponent. The latter one has a meaningful variations respect to the changes in the complex refractive index of the atmospheric aerosols. Furthermore the polarized phase function shows a moderate negative correlation respect to atmospheric aerosol optical depth and single scattering albedo. Therefore the polarized phase function can be regarded as a key parameter to characterize the atmospheric particles.

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Retrieval of aerosol single scattering albedo and polarized phase function from polarized sun-photometer measurements for Zanjan atmosphere

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