A Global Average Model of Atmospheric Aerosols for Radiative Transfer Calculations

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  • 1 Theoretical Studies Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. 94035
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Abstract

A global average model of the size distribution, chemical composition and optical thickness of stratospheric and tropospheric aerosols is proposed. The uncertainties involved in making the model are emphasized, and some of the model's implications are discussed. The model is designed for, and biased toward, global average radiative transfer calculations.

Abstract

A global average model of the size distribution, chemical composition and optical thickness of stratospheric and tropospheric aerosols is proposed. The uncertainties involved in making the model are emphasized, and some of the model's implications are discussed. The model is designed for, and biased toward, global average radiative transfer calculations.

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