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Mueller matrix for preferably oriented ice crystal particles of cirrus clouds
Author(s): Alexey V. Burnashov
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Paper Abstract

Mueller matrices for ice crystals horizontally and preferably oriented in horizontal plane are calculated with a code ("facet-tracing") based on the geometric optics. For the case of preferably oriented ice crystals particles uniform and normal distributions of flutter with maximum dimension of 5° are analyzed. The main physical regularities inherent to the scattering matrices are discussed. Degree of polarization of the scattered light is shown to be a qualitative criterion of number of photon trajectories that contribute effectively to the scattered light. The inverse scattering problem of retrieving aspect ratios of the horizontally/preferably oriented hexagonal ice plates from polarization of the scattered light in the bistatic sounding scheme has been proposed and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8177, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI, 81770E (26 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898897
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Alexey V. Burnashov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8177:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI
Evgueni I. Kassianov; Adolfo Comeron; Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer, Editor(s)

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