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Lenoble et al. 2013

Lenoble, J., M.I. Mishchenko, and M. Herman, 2013: Absorption and scattering by molecules and particles. In Aerosol Remote Sensing. J. Lenoble, L. Remer, and D. Tanré, Eds. Springer Praxis Books, pp. 13-51.

The Earth's atmosphere absorbs, scatters, and emits electromagnetic radiation. Although air molecules are the primary actors in these processes, aerosol particles are also present ubiquitously and modify the raidation field. In fact, this modification constitutes the very physical basis of aerosol remote sensing. Whenever clouds are present, they have a much larger influence on radiation which largely overshadows the aerosol impact. Therefore, in aerosol remote sensing, one often has to limit observations to cloudless conditions and screen cloudy pixels.

In the solar part of the spectrum, molecular absorption is mostly limited to ultraviolet (UV; ozone) and near-infrared (near-IR; carbon dioxide, water vapor) wavelengths and is characterized by strong and narrow oxygen bands. A brief description of atmospheric molecular absorption is presented in Section 2.2. Shortwave aerosol remote sensing is usually performed outside the absorption bands, but some instruments also have channels capturing absorption bands with the objective of quantifying gaseous components.

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@inbook{le08500k,
  author={Lenoble, J. and Mishchenko, M. I. and Herman, M.},
  editor={Lenoble, J. and Remer, L. and Tanré, D.},
  title={Absorption and scattering by molecules and particles},
  booktitle={Aerosol Remote Sensing},
  year={2013},
  pages={13--51},
  publisher={Springer Praxis Books},
}

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