Aerosol models for Middle East coastal zones: A modified NAM model

S. Bendersky, N. Kopeika, N. Blaunstein

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Recently several investigators proposed an extension of the Navy Aerosol Model (NAM) based on analysis of an extensive series of measurements at the Irish Atlantic Coast and at the French Mediterranean Coast. This work extends NAM by use of a similar analysis using data collected at three different Middle East Coastal areas: the Negev Desert (Eilat) Red Sea Coast, the Sea of Galilee (Tiberias) Coast, and the Mediterranean (Haifa) Coast. Results of the aerosol size distribution are compared with those obtained through measurements carried out over the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Coasts. An analysis of these different results allows a better understanding of the similarities and differences between different coastal and open ocean zones. Parameterization is introduced. The aerosol particle concentrations and their dependences on wind speed for these coastal zones are analyzed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-287
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2004
EventFree-Space Laser Communications Technologies XVI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 200429 Jan 2004


  • Aerosol particle concentrations
  • Coastal aerosol models
  • Parameterization of aerosol models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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