aerosol

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aerosol a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    • n aerosol a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
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Usage

In literature:

The kitchen was the New York efficiency kind painted a glossy tan, the color of aerosol olive oil.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
She flinched and misted a cloud of aerosol capsicum ahead of her.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Solvents and aerosol sprays also decrease the heart and respiratory rates, and impair judgment.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
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In news:

Aerokroil penetrating oil is available in a 13-oz aerosol can that fits conveniently in a tool box.
Creative designs from an aerosol spray can.
The decision, which was based on the propellant 's low photochemical reactivity and negligible contribution to the generation of tropospheric ozone, will further help aerosol formulators develop products that meet federal VOC regulations.
EPA Publishes Reactivity Rule for Aerosol Coatings.
The pungent, horseradish-like root is loaded into an aerosol can and instead of sounding an alarm, the smoke detector instead fills the room with an eye-and-nose burning mist, which wakes up almost all test subjects within just two minutes.
I'm a great fan of aerosol finishes, especially now that many of them have adjustable tips that make much less splatter.
Two years ago, taggers hit the side of my garage that faces one of Las Vegas' alleys, hit it with white aerosol spray in the shape of a Halloween ghost surrounded by bulging initials.
Atmospheric Aerosols, Dust and Clouds.
The world is currently in an active period for the production of atmospheric aerosols, according to Colin Seftor, an atmospheric physicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Two-piece D&I cans for aerosols.
The researchers found little, if any, adverse effects on the bedbugs after using the aerosolized total-release foggers.
The water-based aerosol comes in a 5-ounce spray and is specifically designed for bedding and furniture with simple, easy-to-follow instructions.
NASA Paints Compelling Picture of Earth's Aerosols.
The University of California-Berkely study looked at secondary organic aerosol (SOA), a major component of smog.
Man sues maker, distributor , retailer of aerosolized duster after 'huffing' arrest.
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In science:

This is followed by a discussion of the impact of aerosol information on the measurement of these quantities.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
A test of the effect of aerosols on the reconstruction, compared to the use of a pure molecular atmosphere. 2. A test of the use of aerosol measurements, compared to a simple parameterization of average aerosol conditions.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
A test of the horizontal uniformity of aerosol layers within a zone.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
We have compared the reconstruction of hybrid showers using hourly onsite aerosol measurements with the same showers reconstructed using a purely molecular atmosphere (fig. 17).
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Neglecting the presence of aerosols causes an 8% underestimate in energy at the lower energies.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Figure 17: Comparison of hybrid events reconstructed with hourly CLF aerosol measurements vs. no aerosol correction (i.e., purely molecular transmission).
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Aerosols clearly play an important role in the transmission and scattering of fluorescence light, but it is natural to ask if hourly measurements of aerosol conditions are necessary, or if a fixed average aerosol parameterization is sufficient for air shower reconstruction.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
We can test the sufficiency of average aerosol models by comparing the reconstruction of hybrid events using hourly weather data against the reconstruction using an average profile of the aerosol optical depth in Malarg¨ue.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Figure 18: Top: systematic shifts in the hybrid reconstruction of shower energy and Xmax caused by the use of average aerosol conditions rather than hourly measurements (indicated by dotted lines).
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Due to the relatively good viewing conditions in Malarg¨ue during austral winter and fall, and poorer atmospheric clarity during the spring and summer, the shifts caused by the use of an average aerosol profile exhibit a strong seasonal dependence.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Propagation of Uncertainties in Aerosol Measurements Uncertainties in aerosol properties will cause over- or under-corrections of recorded shower light profiles, particularly at low altitudes and low elevation angles.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
On average, systematic overestimates of the aerosol optical depth will lead to an over-correction of scattering losses and an overestimate of the shower light flux from low altitudes; this will increase the shower energy estimate and push the reconstructed Xmax deeper into the atmosphere.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Systematic underestimates of the aerosol optical depth should have the opposite effect.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
The primary source of uncertainty in aerosol transmission comes from the aerosol optical depth estimated using vertical CLF laser shots.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Figure 19: Shifts in the reconstruction of energy and Xmax when the aerosol optical depth is varied by its +1σ systematic uncertainty (red points) and −1σ systematic uncertainty (blue points).
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
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