A new classification and database for stratospheric dust particles

Kordesh, Kathleen M., Mackinnon, Ian D.R., & McKay, David S. (1983) A new classification and database for stratospheric dust particles. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, pp. 389-390.

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With the increasing number of stratospheric particles available for study (via the U2 and/or WB57F collections), it is essential that a simple, yet rational, classification scheme be developed for general use. Such a scheme should be applicable to all particles collected from the stratosphere, rather than limited to only extraterrestial or chemical sub-groups. Criteria for the efficacy of such a scheme would include: (a) objectivity , (b) ease of use, (c) acceptance within the broader scientific community and (d) how well the classification provides intrinsic categories which are consistent with our knowledge of particle types present in the stratosphere.

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ID Code: 55643
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2009, American Geological Institute.
Keywords: aerosols, classification, composition, meteorology, optical properties, particles, stratosphere
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > GEOLOGY (040300) > Extraterrestrial Geology (040302)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1983 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2013 06:35
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 16:44

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