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Light scattering by size/shape distributions of nonspherical particles of size comparable to a wavelength
Author(s): Michael I. Mishchenko; Larry D. Travis
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we study theoretically light scattering by polydisperse, randomly oriented, rotationally symmetric particles of size comparable to the wavelength of radiation. In our computations, we use the T-matrix approach, as extended recently to randomly oriented particles [M. I. Mishchenko, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8, 871 (1991)]. Results of extensive numerical calculations for particles of different shape are presented. The influence of particle size distribution, shape, and refractive index on the scattering patterns is examined and implications for remote sensing of nonspherical aerosols are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154814
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Michael I. Mishchenko, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies/Hughes STX Corp. (United States)
Larry D. Travis, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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