Shape of the particulate beam attenuation spectrum and its inversion to obtain the shape of the particulate size distribution.

  title={Shape of the particulate beam attenuation spectrum and its inversion to obtain the shape of the particulate size distribution.},
  author={Emmanuel Boss and Michael S. Twardowski and S. Davis Herring},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={40 27},
The link between the spectral shape of the beam attenuation spectrum and the shape of the particle size distribution (PSD) of oceanic particles is revisited to evaluate the extent to which one can be predicted from the other. Assuming a hyperbolic (power-law) PSD, N(D) ? D(-xi), past studies have found for an infinite distribution of nonabsorbing spheres with a constant index of refraction that the attenuation spectrum is hyperbolic and that the attenuation spectral slope gamma is related to… CONTINUE READING
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