A perturbative treatment of aerosol scattering of infrared radiation.


Journal Article

Calculations of longwave, atmospheric heating and cooling rates using the rate equations of Rodgers and Walshaw (1966) with the Malkmus (1967) random band model are presented. A perturbation scheme is developed for the inclusion of aerosol scattering effects in the numerical calculation. Our calculations indicate good agreement with those of previous investigators. We find that aerosols lead to a net heating in the lower troposphere due to infrared scattering and absorption.- from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yueh, WR; Chameides, WL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1997 - 2005

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4928

Citation Source

  • Scopus