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Title: A Study of the Optical Properties of Ice Crystals with Black Carbon Inclusions

Abstract

The report focu ses on the modification of the optical properties of ice crystals due to atmospheric black car bon (BC) contamination : the objective is to advance the predictive capabilities of climate models through an improved understanding of the radiative properties of compound particles . The shape of the ice crystal (as commonly found in cirrus clouds and cont rails) , the volume fraction of the BC inclusion , and its location inside the crystal are the three factors examined in this study. In the multiscale description of this problem, where a small absorbing inclusion modifies the optical properties of a much la rger non - absorbing particle, state - of - the - art discretization techniques are combined to provide the best compromise of flexibility and accuracy over a broad range of sizes .

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1221862
Report Number(s):
SAND2015-8111
604037
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Arienti, Marco, Yang, Xiaoyuan, Kopacz, Adrian M, and Geier, Manfred. A Study of the Optical Properties of Ice Crystals with Black Carbon Inclusions. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1221862.
Arienti, Marco, Yang, Xiaoyuan, Kopacz, Adrian M, & Geier, Manfred. A Study of the Optical Properties of Ice Crystals with Black Carbon Inclusions. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1221862
Arienti, Marco, Yang, Xiaoyuan, Kopacz, Adrian M, and Geier, Manfred. 2015. "A Study of the Optical Properties of Ice Crystals with Black Carbon Inclusions". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1221862. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1221862.
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title = {A Study of the Optical Properties of Ice Crystals with Black Carbon Inclusions},
author = {Arienti, Marco and Yang, Xiaoyuan and Kopacz, Adrian M and Geier, Manfred},
abstractNote = {The report focu ses on the modification of the optical properties of ice crystals due to atmospheric black car bon (BC) contamination : the objective is to advance the predictive capabilities of climate models through an improved understanding of the radiative properties of compound particles . The shape of the ice crystal (as commonly found in cirrus clouds and cont rails) , the volume fraction of the BC inclusion , and its location inside the crystal are the three factors examined in this study. In the multiscale description of this problem, where a small absorbing inclusion modifies the optical properties of a much la rger non - absorbing particle, state - of - the - art discretization techniques are combined to provide the best compromise of flexibility and accuracy over a broad range of sizes .},
doi = {10.2172/1221862},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1221862}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}