Light Scattering Reviews, Volume 11

Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer

  • Alexander Kokhanovsky

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Radiative Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Istvan Laszlo, Knut Stamnes, Warren J. Wiscombe, Si-Chee Tsay
      Pages 3-65
    3. Quanhua Liu, Cheng-Hsuan Lu
      Pages 67-115
    4. Alexander Kolesov, Nataliya Kropacheva
      Pages 143-216
  3. Single Light Scattering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. James A. Lock, Philip Laven
      Pages 219-297
    3. Umaporn Nuntaplook, John A. Adam, Michael A. Pohrivchak
      Pages 339-361
    4. Hiroshi Kimura, Ludmilla Kolokolova, Aigen Li, Jérémy Lebreton
      Pages 363-418
  4. Polarimetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Sergey N. Savenkov
      Pages 421-501
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 503-509

About this book


This is the eleventh volume in the series Light Scattering Reviews, devoted to current knowledge of light scattering problems and both experimental and theoretical research techniques related to their solution. The focus of this volume is to describe modern advances in radiative transfer and light scattering optics.

This book brings together the most recent studies on light radiative transfer in the terrestrial atmosphere, while also reviewing environmental polarimetry. The book is divided into nine chapters:

• the first four chapters review recent advances in modern radiative transfer theory and provide    detailed descriptions of radiative transfer codes (e.g., DISORT and CRTM). Approximate solutions of integro-differential radiative transfer equations for turbid media with different shapes (spheres, cylinders, planeparallel layers) are detailed;

• chapters 5 to 8 focus on studies of light scattering by single particles and radially inhomogeneous media;

• the final chapter discusses the environmental polarimetry of man-made objects.


Aerosol Clouds Light scattering Radiative transfer Remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Kokhanovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.EUMETSATDarmstadtGermany

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