On the Scattering Properties of Urban and Maritime Aerosols and its Humidity

  • T.S. Verma
  • J. Prakash


The scattering properties of aerosols play a dominant role in radiative energy transfer and consequently influencing the visibility and turbidity in the atmosphere. In the present attempt, calculations for scattered intensity have been made in case of urban and maritime aerosols in the varying conditions of relative humidity. These theoretical findings suggest that asymmetry factor increases, in general, with an increase of relative humidity beyond 60 to 70% of RH for small particles, and with increase of aerosol size.

(Botswana Journal of Technology: 2003 12(2): 40-44)

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