Stratospheric aerosols properties from Earth limb photography
Earth and related Environmental sciences
balloon borne observation
Mount St Helen
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Balloon-borne observation at three wavelengths of visible sunlight scattered by the Earth limb allows the determination of aerosols abundances and size distributions at various altitudes in the stratosphere. The stratospheric aerosols are apparently still under the influence of the Mount St Helens volcanic eruption five months after its occurrence on 18 May 1980.
CitationAckerman, M.; Lippens, C.; Muller, C. (1981). Stratospheric aerosols properties from Earth limb photography. , Nature, Vol. 292, Issue 5824, 587-591, DOI: 10.1038/292587a0.