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Description of profile plots

There are four plots for each flight:

Plot 1
scattering coefficient at 550 nm vs altitude
absorption coefficient at 565 nm vs altitude
(adjusted to STP conditions)
Plot 2
ambient temperature vs altitude
ambient humidity vs altitude
reference nephelometer humidity
humidified nephelometer humidity
Plot 3
co-albedo (1 - single scattering albedo)
back-scatter fraction
Plot 4
green/red Angstrom coefficient
f(RH) (post-May 2003)
green/blue Angstrom coefficient (pre-May 2003)
The asterisks (*) on plots 1, 3, and 4 represent surface measurements of aerosol optical properties from SGP.