Accession Number : ADA132411

Title :   Optical Properties of the Marine Aerosol as Predicted by a BASIC Version of the Navy Aerosol Model.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Gathman,S G

PDF Url : ADA132411

Report Date : 02 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A model is presented which predicts optical and infrared extinction and absorption from marine aerosol for wavelengths of 0.2 to 40 micrometers. The model utilizes standard meteorological measurements as inputs but has default values built into it so that input values are not absolutely necessary but when they are available they will increase the accuracy of the predictions. The model is based on aerosol size distribution measurement data taken by several investigators from platforms close to the sea surface. The optical predictions of the model are derived from precalculated terms stored in the program which were originally obtained from lengthy Mie calculations on special aerosol size distributions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical phenomena, *Aerosols, Ocean environments, Electromagnetic wave propagation, Infrared phenomena, Light transmission, Extinction, Radiation absorption, Meteorological data, Mathematical prediction, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE