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Wavelength exponent for haze scattering in the tropics as determined by photoelectric photometers

Rangarajan, S (1972) Wavelength exponent for haze scattering in the tropics as determined by photoelectric photometers. Tellus, 24. pp. 56-64.

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Abstract

Sun photometers using narrow-band interference filters, photoelectric sensors and solid-state operational amplifiers were constructed and intensive measurements of the haze extinction co-efficients at 0.40 and 0.60 μm wavelengths made at Poona (Lat. 18° N) over a one-year period. The most significant result obtained is that the wavelength exponent for the haze scattering as calculated from 520 pairs of simultaneous observations shows a median value of 0.5 and a mode of about 0.8. These are substantially lower than corresponding values found in the case of middle latitude stations. In general, the exponent is correlated positively with the turbidity itself in the case of wet haze, and under conditions of very clear and dry air it assumes near zero values. A marked diurnal variation in the value of the exponent occurs during the regimes of tropical continental air. The consequences of the prevailing lower values of α in relation to determination of the Ångström turbidity coefficient β in the tropics are briefly discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Blackwell Munksgaard
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 22 May 2016 03:25
Last Modified: 22 May 2016 03:25
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/3081

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