By Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine Remer, Didier Tanre
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Christina Hsu, Ralph Kahn, Michael King, Michel Legrand, Kevin R. Leaver, M. Patrick McCormick, Michael Mischenko, Clemence Pierangelo, Glenn Shaw, Piet Stammes and Omar Torres. Some of these individual authors took on much more work than they originally signed up for, contributing to multiple chapters and sometimes making uncredited contributions by providing editorial comment on other authors’ work. Thank you, all. Aerosol Remote Sensing is very much a cooperative effort. We would also like to give special thanks to Albert Arking for writing the Foreword, and to Jean-Luc Deuze, Richard Ferrare and Tom Eck who read early versions of the text and provided very valuable suggestions for improvement.
We need to be able to forecast changes in the atmosphere and oceans on a wide UDQJHRIWLPHVFDOHVDQGLQWKHSUHVHQWHUDZKHUHKXPDQVFDQFRQWULEXWHVLJQLÀFDQWO\WR change, one needs to distinguish between “natural “ and “anthropogenic” aerosols. This could not always be done unambiguously. Perhaps it is easy to make the distinction with respect to sources of direct emission. But from the climate point of view, the main differxxxiii xxxiv Foreword ence between an anthropogenic aerosol and a natural aerosol is not where it came from so much as the extent to which human activity contributed to its production.
8, we discuss the main traits of single-scattering and absorption characteristics of spherical and nonspherical aerosols. J. Lenoble et al. , 1990), and, therefore, is not very useful for remote sensing. At wavelengths above 250 nm, the ozone absorption becomes dominant, in the Hartley and Huggins bands, and limits the ability to observe the solar spectrum at the Earth’s surface around 300 nm. 1 depicts the absorption cross-section of ozone in the UV region. The Hartley and Huggins bands do not yield a line structure, but rather cause small oscillations superposed on the continuum.