Aerosol size distribution measurements and modeling in urban environments for rainy atmospheric conditions

S. Bendersky, N. Kopeika, N. Blaunstein

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Various experiments have been carried out recently in the Middle East urban (Beer Sheva, Israel) environment for prediction of aerosol particle concentration and size distribution. During these experiments aerosol particle concentrations for different weather conditions were measured and analyzed. New aerosol size distributions are described in this work, based on an extensive series of measurements. This measurement data show the processes of absorption and scattering by aerosol particles in urban inhomogeneous areas for rainy atmospheric conditions. Several parts of the results are compared with those obtained through measurements in different geographic and climatic environments, as well as with different aerosol distribution models. Effects of different atmospheric conditions during rain on aerosol modeling are better described in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Applications III
ISBN (Print)0819464937, 9780819464934
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications III - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13 Sep 200614 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications III


  • Aerosol particle concentrations
  • Rain
  • Semi-arid environments
  • Urban 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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