Data for: A regional, size-dependent, and causal effective medium model for Asian and Saharan mineral dust refractive index spectra

Published: 12 October 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/b7gy7ghtnh.1
Patrick Stegmann, Ping Yang


First and second moments of complex refractive index spectra based on the Bruggeman effective medium approach for Asian and North African mineral dust aerosols. The wavelength spectrum and resolution is given in the file wavelength_range.txt Availabel regions are: - Northern Sahara - Southern Sahara - West Asia (Gobi desert) - East Asia The standard deviation of the spectra for each region is given in files with the _stdv_ designation. Files containing mean spectra are unmarked. The moments have been computed based on the size distributions published in Dubovik et al. (2002). References: ======== Bruggeman, D. A. G., (1935). Berechnung verschiedener physikalischer Konstanten von heterogenen Substanzen: 1. Dielektrizitätskonstanten und Wärmeleitfähigkeiten der Mischkörper aus isotropen Substanzen, Annalen der Physik, 5. Folge, Band 24, pp. 636-664. Transl.: Calculation of various physical constants of heterogeneous substances: 1. Dielectric permittivities and heat conductivities of mixed bodies made out of isotropic substances. Dubovik, O., Hoben, B., Eck, T. F., Smirnov, A., Kaufman, Y. J., King, M. D., Tanré, D., & Slutsker, I., (2002). Variability of Absorption and Optical Properties of Key Aerosol Types Observed in Worldwide Locations, J. Atmos. Sci. 59, pp. 590-608.



Optics, Computational Physics, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Aerosols, Light Scattering