Relationship between asymmetry parameter and hemispheric backscatter ratio: implications for climate forcing by aerosols.

@article{Marshall1995RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between asymmetry parameter and hemispheric backscatter ratio: implications for climate forcing by aerosols.},
  author={Scott F Marshall and David S. Covert and Robert J. Charlson},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 27},
  pages={6306-11}
}
Calculations of direct climate forcing by anthropogenic aerosols commonly use radiative transfer parameters, including asymmetry parameter g. One method of obtaining the asymmetry parameter of a particle population is to convert measured values of the hemispheric-to-total-scatter ratio (backscatter ratio b) into their corresponding g values. We compare a conversion derived from Mie calculations with one derived from the Henyey-Greenstein (HG) phase function to show that the HG method… CONTINUE READING

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