RESEARCH ON MICROPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF A VARIETY OF NONSPHERICAL AEROSOL PARTICLES
Keywords: Aerosol, Nonspherical, Scattering Properties, T-matrix, Atmosphere
Abstract. In order to study the environment or climate of an area, it is necessary to understand the composition of atmospheric aerosol particles, as well as microphysical properties, such as extinction cross section, scattering cross section, polarization degree, etc. For a long time, when calculating the microphysical properties of atmospheric aerosol particles, the aerosol particles are always be considered as spheres. Mie theory has been used to calculate the scattering properties of spherical particles with high accuracy. However, in reality, aerosol particles are not only spherical, they have complex composition and different shapes. The influence of non-spherical aerosol particles on atmospheric radiation, scattering and absorption cannot be ignored. Therefore, it is necessary to fully understand the micro-physical characteristics of non-spherical aerosol particles for fully understand the real atmospheric environment. Until now, T-Matrix method is one of the most effective and extensive methods to study the light scattering characteristics of non-sphericalrotationally symmetric aerosol particles. In this paper, the non-spherical aerosol particles extinction section, scattering cross section,the absorption cross section are calculated using T-Matrix method. The extinction, scattering, and the absorption properties arecalculated with variety of different types aerosol particles, and compared with the properties calculated by Mie scattering theory. Itlays a foundation for more accurate simulation of the microphysical properties of aerosol particles in real atmosphere.
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