Optical Modeling of Single Asian Dust and Marine Air Particles: A Comparison with Geometric Particle Shapes for Remote Sensing
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Optical Modeling of Single Asian Dust and Marine Air Particles: A Comparison with Geometric Particle Shapes for Remote Sensing

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    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
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    We compare the optical properties of various geometric shapes with single atmospheric Asian dust and marine background air particles collected at Mauna Loa Observatory. Three-dimensional representations of the particles were acquired with focused ion-beam (FIB) tomography, which involves FIB milling of individual particles followed by imaging and elemental mapping with scanning electron microscopy. Particles were heterogeneous with mainly dolomite or calcite and a minor amount of iron; marine air particles contained gypsum but no iron. Extinction and backscatter fraction were calculated with the discrete dipole approximation method. Geometric shapes were grouped as ellipsoids (sphere, spheroid, ellipsoid), cuboids (cube, square prism, rectangular prism), and pyramids (tetrahedron, triangular pyramid). Each group represented a progression of shapes with 1, 2, or 3 non-identical axes. Most shapes underestimated particle extinction and overestimated the backscatter fraction. Not surprisingly, extinction and the backscatter fraction of the sphere and cube were furthest from those of the particles. While the 3-axis ellipsoid and rectangular prism were closer dimensionally to the particles, extinction and the backscatter fraction for the 2-axis spheroid and square prism, respectively, were often closer to the particles. The extinction and backscatter fraction for the tetrahedron and triangular pyramid were closer on average to the actual particles than were the other shapes. Tetrahedra have the advantage that parameterization of an aerosol model for remote sensing would not require an aspect ratio distribution. Particle surface roughness invariably decreased the backscatter fraction. While surface roughness typically contributes a minor part to overall scattering, in some cases the larger surface area of the tetrahedron and triangular pyramid sufficiently accounted for enhanced forward scattering of particles from surface roughness.
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    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 254, 107197
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    0022-4073
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