A distribution function
in which the logarithm of a quantity is normally
is a Gaussian distribution. The size distributions of atmospheric aerosols are often
described using this distribution function, although the term also applies to gaseous pollutants.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2199
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