specific absorption coefficient

(redirected from specific extinction)

spe·cif·ic ab·sorp·tion co·ef·fi·cient (a),

absorbance (of light) per unit path length (usually the centimeter) and per unit of mass concentration. Compare: molar absorption coefficient.

spe·cif·ic ab·sorp·tion co·ef·fi·cient

(a) (spĕ-sif'ik ăb-sōrp'shŭn kō'ĕ-fish'ĕnt)
Absorbance (of light) per unit path length (usually the centimeter) and per unit of mass concentration.
Compare: molar absorption coefficient
Synonym(s): absorbancy index (1) , absorptivity (1) , extinction coefficient, specific extinction.
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The student will analyse aircraft in-situ measurements of the aerosol size distribution, the vertical profile of the scattering and aerosol optical depth derived from nephelometers and will use radiative scattering and transfer codes to derive the aerosol specific extinction coefficient for use in the inversion algorithms.
Specific extinctions have also contributed to the thinning numbers, and 42 per cent of bugs on the IUCN's Red List are categorised as being under threat.

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