Abstract

The relationship between backscattering βa, and extinction αa coefficients of aerosols at a ruby laser wavelength of 694.3 nm is studied using Mie scattering theory. A simple relationship of the form βa=Caαaka is assumed, and the dependence of ka and Ca on different aerosol characteristics such as size distribution and refractive index is studied. The validity of a similar relationship is examined for a turbid atmosphere (troposphere and lower stratosphere) containing both aerosols and air molecules.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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K. Parameswaran, K. O. Rose, and B. V. Krishna Murthy, "Relationship between backscattering and extinction coefficients of aerosols with application to turbid atmosphere: erratum," Appl. Opt. 31, 1920-1920 (1992)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-31-12-1920

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