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Light Scattering Reviews 7

Radiative Transfer and Optical Properties of Atmosphere and Underlying Surface

Kokhanovsky, Alexander A.

2013, XX, 247 p. 145 illus., 87 illus. in color.

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  • Describes current developments in radiative transfer theory
  • Presents recent advances in light scattering (measurements and theory)
  • Highlights recent developments in multispectral luminescence tomography 
Light Scattering Reviews (vol.7) is aimed at the description of modern advances in radiative transfer and light scattering. The following topics will be considered: the spherical harmonics method, light scattering by densely packed systems of particles, Markovian approach for radiative transfer in cloudy atmospheres, coherent and incoherent backscattering by turbid media and surfaces, advances in radiative transfer methods as used for luminiscence tomography, optical properties of oceanic water, spectral reflectance of forest stand and snow. This volume will be a valuable addition to already published volumes 1-6 of Light Scattering Reviews.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » disperse media - light scattering - radiatiave transfer - remote sensing - snow

Related subjects » Earth System Sciences - Energy - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Optics & Lasers - Physics

Table of contents 

Chapter 1. Radiative transfer and remote sensing: 1.1. The general-purpose discrete-ordinate algorithm DISORT for radiative transfer.- 1.2. Fast radiative transfer techniques.- 1.3. Genesis and evolution of the use of polarization in remote sensing of atmospheres and oceans.- 1.4. Markovian approach and its applications in a cloudy atmosphere.- 1.5. Multiple scattering by discrete random media: coherent and incoherent backscattering.- 1.6. Multispectral optical luminescence tomography with the simplified spherical harmonics equations Chapter 2. Atmospheric optics: 2.1. The optical properties of natural and anthropogenic aerosols.- 2.2. Light scattering by atmospheric ice crystals Chapter 3. Ocean Optics: 3.1. Light scattering by pure seawater 3.2. Measuring optical backscattering in water Chapter 4. Scattering optics and remote sensing of snow 4. 1. Complexity of the scattering optics of natural snow cover.- 4.2. Reflection properties of snow surface

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