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Radiative function for the calculation of atmospheric multiple scattering
Author(s): Qiu Yin; Zhaoxian Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The short wave radiation in atmosphere will go through a multiple scattering process. In this paper, a special function, radiative function (RF), is studied to deal with the integration on optical depth involved in the calculation of every order of scattering lights, providing that the atmosphere is a plane parallel layer and the product of atmospheric scattering phase function and atmospheric single scattering albedo is a polynomial of optical depth. The properties of RF will be very useful to improve the calculation efficiency of multiple scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154885
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Qiu Yin, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Zhaoxian Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)


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

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