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A survey of light-scattering techniques used in the remote monitoring of atmospheric aerosolsA critical survey of the literature on the use of light-scattering mechanisms in the remote monitoring of atmospheric aerosols, their geographical and spatial distribution, and temporal variations was undertaken to aid in the choice of future operational systems, both ground based and air or space borne. An evaluation, mainly qualitative and subjective, of various techniques and systems is carried out. No single system is found to be adequate for operational purposes. A combination of earth surface and space-borne systems based mainly on passive techniques involving solar radiation with active (lidar) systems to provide auxiliary or backup information is tentatively recommended.
Document ID
19800052300
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Deirmendjian, D. (Rand Corp. Santa Monica, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics
Volume: 18
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS6-2697
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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