Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4097–4109, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4097–4109, 2020

Research article 03 Aug 2020

Research article | 03 Aug 2020

An experimental study on light scattering matrices for Chinese loess dust with different particle size distributions

Jia Liu et al.

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Short summary
Angular behaviors of light scattering properties for loess dust sampled from the Chinese Loess Plateau were investigated using a self-developed apparatus. Two samples with different size distributions were used to represent dust that can or cannot be transported over long ranges. Analyses of optical simulation results showed that differences of measurements are mainly caused by different sizes. This study is useful for the development of optical models of loess dust during transportation.