Dr. Kevin B. Aptowicz
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
West Chester University
AEROSOL CHARACTERIZATION

This work is being performed in collaboration with Dr. Ronald G. Pinnick and Dr. Steven C. Hill at the U.S. Army Reseach Laboratory. The TAOS technique used to collect this data was developed with Dr. Yong-Le Pan and Dr. Richard Chang at Yale University.

Currently, we are trying to perform data analysis on 10,000 elastic scattering patterns collected from single aerosol particles in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A paper that discusses how we detect the patterns can be found in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 111, D12212, doi:10.1029/2005JD006774, 2006.

Scattering patterns consecutively captured from 70 particles are shown in the PDF files below. The intensity is on a log scale.

Patterns 51-70 (7.5 MB)

A discussion of the unwrapped patterns can be found here.