Abstract

An optical method of investigating atmospheric aerosol is described. The numerical scheme for determining the microstructure and the refractive index of an aerosol from angular measurements of the polarization-scattering phase functions is described. Studies of the refractive index and microstructure of woody-smoke aerosols that depend on the relative humidity of the air have been carried out on the basis of the method described.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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