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Structure of dust particles important in distance measurements

Structure of dust particles important in distance measurements

Taking into account the internal structure of small particles is important as methods based on effective medium approximations may cause wrong results in estimating light scattering.

More information:

Researcher Osku Kemppinen, tel. +358 50 463 4385, osku.kemppinen@fmi.fi

Senior Researcher Timo Nousiainen, tel. +358 50 441 5451, timo.nousiainen@fmi.fi

Effects of dust particle internal structure on light scattering,

O. Kemppinen1,2, T. Nousiainen1, and G. Y. Jeong3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12011-12027, 2015



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