Abstract

A method to obtain the size distribution function of aerosols in the single-scattering and the intermediate optical-depth regimes is presented. It is shown that the double-scattering inversion problem can be reduced to a perturbation expansion in powers of the optical depth τ about the single-scattering solution. The perturbation expansion is summed for all the relevant values of the optical depth by using the Levin convergence acceleration method [ J. Comp. Math. 3, 371 ( 1973)].

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