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Environmental Sciences

Light Scattering Reviews 3

Light Scattering and Reflection

Authors: Kokhanovsky, Alexander

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

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From the reviews: “This one combines state-of-the-art theoretical contributions with applications of light scattering techniques to various fields ranging from cloud optics to microbial biophysics. … ‘Light Scattering Reviews 3’ volume is written by active researchers and recognized experts in their selected light scattering topics. Therefore, it is highly recommended for a broad light scattering community and for other scientists working on related or multidisciplinary problems involving light scattering techniques.” (Nikolai Khlebtsov, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, Vol. 111 (1), January, 2010)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Observational quantification of the optical properties of cirrus cloud

    Pages 3-26

    Garrett, Timothy J.

  • Statistical interpretation of light anomalous diffraction by small particles and its applications in bio-agent detection and monitoring

    Pages 27-67

    Xu, Min (et al.)

  • Light scattering by particles with boundary symmetries

    Pages 69-107

    Kahnert, Michael

  • Scattering by particles on or near a plane surface

    Pages 109-130

    Doicu, Adrian (et al.)

  • Impact of single- and multi-layered cloudiness on ozone vertical column retrievals using nadir observations of backscattered solar radiation

    Pages 133-189

    Rozanov, V. V. (et al.)

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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Light Scattering Reviews 3
Book Subtitle
Light Scattering and Reflection
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48546-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-48546-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-48305-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08010-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 408
Number of Illustrations
250 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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