To compute optical characteristics of a single spherical particle run
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Compute and plot (as a function of the size parameter in a range from 0.2 to
20) the extinction Qe, scattering Qs, and absorption Qa efficiencies for nonabsorbing
(m = 1.5) and strongabsorbing (m=1.5i0.5) aerosols.
Identify and briefly discuss the main differences in Qe, Qs and Qa of these
aerosol types.

Calculate the total aerosol optical depth and the effective single scattering
albedo at the 500 nm wavelength of a 1 km
layer containing these two aerosol types.
Assume that all particles have a radius of 0.2 μm, and
both aerosol types have a particle number concentration
of N= 100 #/cm^{3}.

Compute the scattering phase function and compare it with the HenyeyGreenstein scattering phase function with the
same assymerty parameter g. Consider the size parameters from 0.1 to 100.
 Polarization is a unique property of the electromagnetic radiation.
Compute the linear polarization for a range of size parameters. Interpret your results, i.e., how changes in the size
parameter affect the polarization. Consider the size parameters from 0.1 to 100.