Repetitive genetic inversion of optical extinction data.

  title={Repetitive genetic inversion of optical extinction data.},
  author={Barry Lienert and John N. Porter and Subodh Kumar Sharma},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={40 21},
We describe a genetic method of deriving aerosol size distributions from multiwavelength extinction measurements. The genetic inversion searches for log-normal size distribution parameters whose calculated extinctions best fit the data. By repetitively applying the genetic inversion using different random number seeds, we are able to generate multiple solutions that fit the data equally well. When these solutions are similar, they lend confidence to an interpretation, whereas when they vary… CONTINUE READING