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Backscattering cross-section of hexagonal ice crystals: I
Author(s): Anatoli G. Borovoi; Igor A. Grishin; Edward I. Naats; Ulrich G. Oppel
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Paper Abstract

Backscattering of light by hexagonal ice columns and plates has been calculated by means of a ray-tracing code. It is shown that backscattering by the hexagonal ice cylinders at their arbitrary orientations is caused by a peculiar corner- reflector effect. The backscattered wave consists of a number of plane-parallel beams that do not intersect in the near zone of the particles.

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Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4341, Seventh International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411968
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Anatoli G. Borovoi, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Igor A. Grishin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Edward I. Naats, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ulrich G. Oppel, Ludwig-Maximilian Univ. of Munich (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4341:
Seventh International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Mikhail V. Panchenko, Editor(s)

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