Impact of aerosol microphysical properties on mass scattering cross sections
Document typeConference report
PublisherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
Rights accessOpen Access
We assessed the sensitivity of simulated mass scattering cross sections (αλsca [m2/g]) of three aerosol perturbed particle microphysical properties and derived constraintspecies to on these microphysical properties, suitable for the north-western Mediterranean basin, from a comparison between code calculations and observations. In detail, we calculated αλsca of mineral dust,organic carbon and sulfate at three wavelengths in the visible range with a T-matrix optical code, considering ±20%perturbations on size distribution, refractive index and mass density, and spheroids with two different axial ratios as shape perturbations. Then, we compared the simulation results with a set of observed αλsca of mineral dust, aged organics and ammonium sulfate sources provided by the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) and representative of the north-western Mediterranean Basin
CitationObiso, V. [et al.]. Impact of aerosol microphysical properties on mass scattering cross sections. A: BSC Severo Ochoa International Doctoral Symposium (4th: 2017: Barcelona). "Book of abstracts". Barcelona: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2017, p. 94-95.