The Aerosol Refractive Index Archive (ARIA) provides refractive
indices of compositions typical of aerosol particles. Individual
refractive index files can be downloaded however it is also possible
to download a group of measurements. The refractive indices are often
used for the calculation of light scattering parameters by Mie Code
which can be
We welcome the submission of new measurements or suggestions on how
the site can be improved or expanded.
Please note that this archive is still in the process of being put
together, so don't expect everything to work perfectly just yet.
News and developments
This site is launched.
Other Refractive Indices on the Web The following
links should help to find other refractive indices available on the
web. This list is by no means comprehensive!
In addition a comprehensive set of mineral reflectance measurements is
Acknowledgements ARIA has been compiled by Don
Grainger, Dan Peters, Lieven Clarisse and Hervé Herbin. The
following people are acknowledged for supporting ARIA: Dr R. McPheat
(Rutherford Appleton Laboratory).
contact Don Grainger if you
have any comments or questions regarding ARIA.