Three optical methods for remotely measuring aerosol size distributions

John A. Reagan, Benjamin M. Herman

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John A. Reagan, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, has authored several papers in the field of lidar and light scattering. His academic background includes a B.S. (1963) from the University of Missouri at Rolla in Physics, an M.S. (1964) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and a Ph.D. E.E. (1967) at the University of Wisconsin. Professionally, he has been on the staff of the Electrical Analysis Laboratory of I.B.M., Binghamton, N.Y. As a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, in addition to this work in the design and development of a laser radar system for atmospheric probing, Dr. Reagan did extensive research in the experimental application of laser radar for investigation of the atmospheric structure. More recently, he has become involved in the development of optical scattering techniques for remote atmospheric probing. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Benjamin M. Herman has received a B.S. (1951) and an M.S. (1954) in Meteorology from New York University. He received his Ph.D. (1963) from the University of Arizona. As a member of the Atmospheric Physics Branch of Aero Research and Advanced Development, Wilmington, Mass. (1957-1959), he completed research on infrared emissive and absorbative properties of the atmosphere. From 1959-1963, he completed theoretical work on the radiative transfer theory for scattering and absorbing atmospheres and development of computer programs for analytical analysis at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona. Dr. Herman has from 1963 to the present taught and conducted research as a member of the Department of Meteorology, University of Arizona, on atmospheric radiative transfer and inversion theory. Dr. Herman is a member of the American Meteorological Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Geophysics Union. He has published scientific findings in the field of scattering theory and atmospheric radiative transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1407
Number of pages7
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1972

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