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Discretized Mie formalism for plane wave scattering by dielectric objects with nonseparable geometries
Author(s): Karsten Schmidt; Tom Rother
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Paper Abstract

In satellite remote sensing ofclouds andthe atmosphere, theknowledge ofthe scattering behaviour of different irregularly shaped particles is of particular interest. Though there are various methods for describing nonspherical scattering, we want to present a formalism which is applicable to a variety of particles with non-separable geometries. This formalism uses the Method of Lines to solve the Helmholtz equation and results in a numerical generalization of the Mie theory for separable boundaries. In our contribution, we focus on nonspherical, axisymmetric scatterers and infmitely extended cylinders with non-circular cross sections. Separable geometries are included as borderline cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2578, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228946
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Karsten Schmidt, DLR (Germany)
Tom Rother, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2578:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
David K. Lynch; Eric P. Shettle, Editor(s)

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