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Kahn et al. 1997

Kahn, R., R. West, D. McDonald, B. Rheingans, and M.I. Mishchenko, 1997: Sensitivity of multiangle remote sensing observations to aerosol sphericity. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 16861-16870, doi:10.1029/96JD01934.

Multiangle, multispectral remote sensing observations, such as those anticipated from the Earth Observing System (EOS) multiangle imaging spectroradiometer (MISR), can distinguish spherical from nonspherical particles over calm ocean for mineral-dust-like particles with the range of sizes and column amounts expected under natural conditions. The ability to make such distinctions is critical if remote sensing of atmospheric aerosol properties is to provide significant new contributions to our understanding of the global-scale, clear-sky solar radiation balance. According to theoretical simulations the measurements can retrieve column optical depth for nonspherical particles to an accuracy of at least 0.05 or 10%, whichever is larger. In addition, three to four distinct groups between 0.1 and 20 microns effective radius can be identified at most latitudes.

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  author={Kahn, R. and West, R. and McDonald, D. and Rheingans, B. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={Sensitivity of multiangle remote sensing observations to aerosol sphericity},
  journal={J. Geophys. Res.},

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ID  - ka01000b
AU  - Kahn, R.
AU  - West, R.
AU  - McDonald, D.
AU  - Rheingans, B.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 1997
TI  - Sensitivity of multiangle remote sensing observations to aerosol sphericity
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
VL  - 102
SP  - 16861
EP  - 16870
DO  - 10.1029/96JD01934
ER  -

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