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Two-scale solution of anisotropic radiative transfer equation
Author(s): Joseph Gozani
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a new practical approximate solution to the radiative transfer equation under a narrow angle approximation with an anisotropic phase function. This assumption is useful for the case of optical and acoustic beam propagation in the ocean and the atmosphere, where particles sizes are much larger than wavelength. The two-scale expansion method that was found useful for statistical moments of wave propagating in continuum is extended to handle a general scattering kernel. Our procedure is applicable to other transport equations encountered in mathematical physics. Possible applications useful for remote sensing are briefly mentioned, and the complexity of computation is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137845
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Joseph Gozani, Univ. of Colorado/ Boulder and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1687:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II
Dieter Clement; Wendell R. Watkins, Editor(s)

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