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Backscattering by hexagonal ice crystals
Author(s): Edward I. Naats; Anatoli G. Borovoi; Ulrich G. Oppel
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Paper Abstract

Backscattering of light by hexagonal ice crystals has been calculated within the framework of the ray-tracing method. It is shown that the backscattering properties of hexagonal ice crystals, including polarization, depend crucially on the particle orientations. A gigantic peak of backscattering is found at the tilt of the particles at the angle of 32.5 degrees. This peak has been explained by the peculiar 'effect of the corner reflector,' taking place in the solid hexagonal cylinders.

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Date Published: 13 January 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (13 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.337006
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Edward I. Naats, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Anatoli G. Borovoi, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ulrich G. Oppel, Ludwig-Maximilian-Univ. Munich (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3583:
Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Vladimir E. Zuev; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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