Light Scattering by Irregularly Shaped Particles

  • Donald W. Schuerman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. User Needs

  4. Specific Particle Descriptions

    1. V. Ramaswamy, Petr Chýlek
      Pages 55-61
    2. Bernard Vonnegut
      Pages 63-67
    3. A. Hogan, A. M. Pitaniello, R. Cheng, S. Barnard, W. Winters, J. A. Samson
      Pages 79-86
  5. Theoretical Methods

    1. Herschel Weil, C. M. Chu
      Pages 127-134
    2. J. T. Kiehl, M. W. Ko, A. Mugnai, Petr Chýlek
      Pages 135-140
    3. Petr Chýlek, J. T. Kiehl, M. K. W. Ko, A. Ashkin
      Pages 153-164
    4. Charles Acquista, A. C. Holland
      Pages 169-175
    5. George W. Kattawar, Terry J. Humphreys
      Pages 177-190
    6. J. R. Aronson, A. G. Emslie
      Pages 191-200
    7. Kuo-Nan Liou, Rich F. Coleman
      Pages 207-218
    8. Sonoyo Mukai, Tadashi Mukai, Richard H. Giese
      Pages 219-225
  6. Experimental Methods

  7. Experimental Results

    1. R. H. Zerull, R. H. Giese, S. Schwill, K. Weiss
      Pages 273-282
    2. Jerold R. Bottiger, Edward S. Fry, Randall C. Thompson
      Pages 283-290
    3. Madhu Srivastava, D. E. Brownlee
      Pages 291-298
    4. William S. Bickel, Mary E. Stafford
      Pages 299-305
  8. Inversion and Information Content

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 325-334

About this book


This volume contains most of the invited papers presented at the International Workshop on Light Scattering by Irregularly Shaped Particles held on June 5-7, 1979. at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA). Over seventy participants representing many dis­ ciplines convened to define some of the ever-increasing number of resonant light-scattering problems associated with particle shape and to relate their most recent investigations in this field. It is obvious from the two introductory papers that an investi­ gator's primary discipline determines his/her approach to the light­ scattering problem. The meteorologist, Diran Deirmendjian, advocates an empirical methodology: to model the scattering by atmospheric aerosols, using equivalent spheres as standards, in the most effi­ cient and simplest manner that is consistent with remote sensing, in situ, and laboratory· data. Because of the almost infinite variety of particle shapes, he questions not only the possibility but even the usefulness of the exact solution of scattering by a totally arbitrary particle. The astrophysicist, J. Mayo Greenberg, is primarily concerned with the information content carried by the scattered light because this radiation is the sole clue to under­ standing the nature of interstellar dust. What measurements (polar­ ization, color dependence, etc ••• ) should be made to best determine a given particle characteristic (size, surface roughness, refractive index, etc ••• )? Thus, he considers the physics of the scattering process to be of paramount interest.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donald W. Schuerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Astronomy LaboratoryState University of New York at AlbanyUSA

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