Features of tropospheric and stratospheric dust.

  title={Features of tropospheric and stratospheric dust.},
  author={L. Elterman and R A Wexler and D T Chang},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={8 5},
A series of 119 profiles obtained over New Mexico comprise aerosol attenuation coefficients vs altitude to about 35 km. These profiles show the existence of several features. A surface convective dust layer extending up to about 5 km is seasonally dependent. Also, a turbidity maximum exists below the tropopause. The altitude of an aerosol maximum in the lower stratosphere is located just below that of the minimum temperature. The colder the minimum temperature, the greater is the aerosol… CONTINUE READING

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