Determining the size and properties of dust particles with help of remote measurements, especially lidar measurements, which can only detect backscattering, has proved a promising approach in studying the concentrations and properties of dust and other aerosols.
Laboratory investigations of mineral dust near-backscattering depolarization ratios, E. Järvinen, O. Kemppinenb,T. Nousiainenb, T. Kocioka, O. Möhlera, T. Leisnera, M. Schnaitera, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 178, July 2016, Pages 192–208
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