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Radiative Transfer Modeling

Physical Basis and Numerical Aspects

Budak, Vladimir, Kokhanovsky, Alexander A.

2015, Approx. 500 p. 100 illus.

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  • About this book

  • Complete coverage of all aspects of the theory of radiative transfer in turbid media
  • Mathematics and physics only in the volume of the lower-division of university is required to master the book
  • Includes a single physical approach to the analysis of radiative transfer, as the description of the electromagnetic wave propagation in the ray approximation
The textbook is devoted to the description of the light field formation in turbid media, such as atmosphere and ocean. By the light field is understood the description of the electromagnetic field propagation (transfer) in the ray approximation. The basis of presentation is the physical theory of radiation transfer, which allows covering the whole range of issues relating to the transfer of polarized radiation in a turbid medium with a physical level of rigor: electrodynamics basis of photometric and the vectorial radiative transfer equation (VRTE), analysis of absorption and scattering of light in a medium, methods for solving VRTE for different geometries of a turbid medium and boundary conditions. The presentation peculiarity is bringing all the proposed solutions to the practical algorithms with their illustrations by concrete codes in the Matlab. All parts of codes are interconnected that allows showing the light fields calculation in real turbid media at the end of textbook.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Different Medium Geometries - Inverse Problems - Optical Characteristics of Turbid Media - Photometric, Ray Approximation - Vectorial Radiative Transfer Theory

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Optics & Lasers - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

Table of contents 

From the Contents: Physical basis of radiative transfer theory.- The structure of the light field inside turbid media.- Basic properties of radiative transfer equation solutions.- Small angle approximation (SAA).- Discrete transfer theory.- Boundary conditions.- Effect of hardware and software to implement the algorithms of radiative transfer theory.- Three dimensional radiative transfer.- Inverse problem of radiative transfer.

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