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Scattering of plane waves on hexagonal cylinders within the framework of the discretized Mie formalism (DMF)
Author(s): Stephan Havemann
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution, the procedure of deriving a.n approximate solution for scattering on a finite cylinder from that of an infinite one by application of Huygens' principle has been extended to the case of non-circular cross-sections. To the best of our knowledge, this has been performed for the first time. Within our approximation, we are able to calculate total cross-sections and the albedo consistently, which are important for practical applications. The basic problem of the infinite cylinder we treated with the Discretized Mie Formalism (DMF). We proved that this technique can be successfully applied up to size-parameters of at least 100. Results for circular cylinders by our approximation and by the DMF are presented. Keywords: Hexagonal Ice Crystals, Cirrus, Nonspherical Hydrometeors, Discretized Mie Formalism (DMF), Huygens' principle

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Date Published: 1 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3220, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II, (1 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.301157
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Stephan Havemann, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3220:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II
Joanna D. Haigh, Editor(s)

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