Light Scattering in Inhomogeneous Atmospheres

  • Edgard G. Yanovitskij

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

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  3. Basic Concepts, Equations and Problems

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  4. Homogeneous Atmosphere

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      Pages 39-39
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    6. Back Matter
      Pages 141-144
  5. Multilayer Atmosphere

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      Pages 145-147
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    4. Back Matter
      Pages 189-190
  6. Atmosphere with Continuously Varying Parameters

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 335-371

About this book


This monograph gives a systematic presentation of the theory of light scattering in the atmosphere. Homogeneous atmospheres, multilayered atmospheres and inhomogeneous atmospheres whose parameters depend continuously on depth are treated. Special attention is paid to obtaining simple asymptotical formulas that have wide-ranging applications. A number of algorithms for the numerical solution of transfer theory problems are described. Examples are given in which the theory is used to solve astrophysical and geophysical problems; other areas to which the theory can be applied are also mentioned. In particular, the rigorous asymptotical theory of weak line formation in multiple scattering is presented. An appendix contains tables of functions and parameters for solving light scattering problems.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Edgard G. Yanovitskij
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Radiative Transfer Theory, The Main Astronomical ObservatoryUkrainian National Academy of Sciences, GolosiivKyiv-22Ukraine

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64417-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60465-2
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