equivalent diameter

The diameter of a spherical particle which will give identical geometric, optical, electrical or aerodynamic behaviour to that of the particle (non-spherical) being examined; sometimes referred to as the Stokes diameter for particles in non-turbulent flows.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. 'Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)' on page 2184 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199062112167)