Spectral Analysis of Tropospheric Aerosol Measurements Obtained with a New Fast Response Sensor

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Science  07 Aug 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4508, pp. 651-653
DOI: 10.1126/science.213.4508.651


A new fast response sensor was used in aircraft studies of fluctuations in the size distributions of tropospheric aerosol and their relation to fluctuations of trace gas concentrations and light scattering coefficients. Spectral analysis of data upwind of Buffalo, New York, and Houston, Texas, suggests important roles for atmospheric turbulence and chemical reaction in aerosol fluctuations.