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Light Scattering Reviews 3

Light Scattering and Reflection

Kokhanovsky, Alexander A.

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2008

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  • Summarizes recent developments in the field of light scattering media optics and radiative transfer
  • Particular focus on terrestrial clouds

This 3rd volume Light Scattering Reviews is devoted to modern knowledge and milestones in both experimental and theoretical techniques related to light scattering and radiative transport problems. It will consist of 3 parts comprising 11 contributions written by world leading experts in their respective fields. The general focus of the book will be on remote sensing of geophysical media.

The first part will be devoted exclusively to studies of single light scattering by particles of different shapes and chemical compositions. The first chapter will review in situ measurements of cloud optical characteristics like cloud extinction and phase function, with the emphasis on ice clouds. Chapter 2 will cover opitcally soft particles common in marine environments and bio-suspensions while Chapter 3 will describe numerical techniques applicable not only to isotropic but also to chiral and anisotropic mdia. The final chapter in this part will deal with spatial symmetries in light scattering problems.

This 3rd volume gives a valuable picture of recent developments in the areas of single light scattering, radiative transfer in particulate media and inverse problems of spherical atmospheres. It will further facilitate studies in light scattering media optics and be of importance for researchers across various scientific fields including astronomy, meteorology and geophysics. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Geophysics - Light Scattering - Media optics - Numerical techniques - Radiative transfer - atmosphere - remote sensing - scattering theory - spheric

Related subjects » Environmental Engineering and Physics - Geographical Information Systems - Geophysics & Geodesy - Paleoenvironmental Sciences

Table of contents 

Chapter 1. Single light scattering; 1.1 Observational quantification of the optical properties of clouds; 1.2 Anomalous diffraction of light by small particles and some applications in bio-agent detection; 1.3 Null-field method with discrete sources; 1.4 Spatial symmetries in electromagnetic and acoustic scattering theory; Chapter 2. Inverse problems; 2.1 VLIDORT: A linearized pseudo-spherical vector discrete ordinate radiative transfer code for forward model and retrieval studies in multilayer multiple scattering media; 2.2 Linearized radiative transfer equation and inverse problems in a spherical atmosphere; 2.3 Time-dependent 1D and 3D radiative transfer in the diffusion regime, with applications to active and passive optical remote sensing of dense clouds; Chapter 3. Light reflection from particulate surfaces; 3.1 Bi-directional reflectance studies of closely packed natural and artificial particulate surfaces; 3.2 Reflective properties of particulate media: theory and experiment; 3.3 Laboratory photopolarimetric measurements of particulate surfaces; 3.4 Modeling of light scattering by particulate media based on the geometrical optics approximation

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