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Matrix operator theory of radiative transfer. I - Rayleigh scattering.
Author and Affiliation:
Plass, G. N.
Kattawar, G. W.
Catchings, F. E.(Texas A & M University, College Station, Tex., United States)
Abstract: An entirely rigorous method for the solution of the equations for radiative transfer based on the matrix operator theory is reviewed. The advantages of the present method are: (1) all orders of the reflection and transmission matrices are calculated at once; (2) layers of any thickness may be combined, so that a realistic model of the atmosphere can be developed from any arbitrary number of layers, each with different properties and thicknesses; (3) calculations can readily be made for large optical depths and with highly anisotropic phase functions; (4) results are obtained for any desired value of the surface albedo including the value unity and for a large number of polar and azimuthal angles; (5) all fundamental equations can be interpreted immediately in terms of the physical interactions appropriate to the problem; and (6) both upward and downward radiance can be calculated at interior points from relatively simple expressions.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1973
Document ID:
19730036238
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 73A21040
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Applied Optics; 12; Feb. 197
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NGR-44-001-117
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 16p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC SCATTERING; MATRICES (MATHEMATICS); OPERATORS (MATHEMATICS); RADIATIVE TRANSFER; RAYLEIGH SCATTERING; ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; ATMOSPHERIC STRATIFICATION; OPTICAL THICKNESS; RADIANCE
Imprint And Other Notes: Applied Optics, vol. 12, Feb. 1973, p. 314-329.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 314-329
Availability Source: Other Sources
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