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Scattering and thermal emission from spatially inhomogeneous atmospheric rain and cloud
Author(s): Yaqiu Jin
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Paper Abstract

An approach to a two-dimensional vector thermal radiative transfer equation for a layer of spatially inhomogeneous atmospheric rain and cloud is developed. By using the Fourier transformation in discrete form and matrix expression, 1-D radiative transfer equation is derived. Employing an iterative approach, the zeroth- and first-order solutions from integral radiative transfer equation are obtained. Numerical results of polarized brightness temperature of atmospheric rain and cloud with a Gaussian fractional volume are obtained. The functional dependence of brightness temperature to inhomogeneous scale, frequency, polarization, and other parameters are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1487, Propagation Engineering: Fourth in a Series, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46572
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Yaqiu Jin, Fudan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1487:
Propagation Engineering: Fourth in a Series
Luc R. Bissonnette; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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