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Multiple scattering theory of radiative transfer in inhomogeneous atmospheres.In this paper we treat the multiple scattering theory of radiative transfer in plane-parallel inhomogeneous atmospheres. The treatment presented here may be adopted to model atmospheres characterized by an optical depth dependent coherent scattering phase function. For the purpose of illustration we consider the semi-infinite medium in which the absorption property of the atmosphere is characterized by an exponential function. The methodology employed here is the extension of the case treated previously by the author for homogeneous atmospheres.
Document ID
19730052784
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Kanal, M. (Massachusetts, University Amherst, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Mathematical Physics
Volume: 14
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-22-010-023
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF GP-22742
Distribution Limits
Public
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