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The Coastal Aerosol Transport model was developed to describe the processes that affect the aerosol in the coastal atmospheric boundary layer. The surf-produced aerosol size distributions measured during the EOPACE experiments were used to initialize the model. The evolution of the size distributions were simulated both in regard of the vertical dispersion and the advection over the first km over sea. Calculated aerosol area correlates best with the LIDAR backscatter. A comparison of the lIDAR backscatter and simultaneous aerosol measurements show that these parameters are well-correlated and the model simulates well the evolution of the plumes at short distances from the shoreline.

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Authors: EI, ;JRC-ISPRA (IT),
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Aerosol Conference 99, Prague, 6th-10th September (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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