Sensitivity of the shortwave radiative effect of dust on particle shape: Comparison of spheres and spheroids

  title={Sensitivity of the shortwave radiative effect of dust on particle shape: Comparison of spheres and spheroids},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Haapanala and Petri R{\"a}is{\"a}nen and Michael Kahnert and Timo Nousiainen},
[1] The sensitivity of direct shortwave radiative effects of dust (DRE) to assumed particle shape is investigated. Radiative transfer simulations are conducted using optical properties of either spheres, mass-equivalent spheroids (mass-conserving case), or (mass-equivalent) spheroids whose number concentration is modified so that they have the same midvisible optical thickness (t(545 nm)) as spheres (t-conserving case). The impact of particle shape on DRE is investigated for different dust… CONTINUE READING

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