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Orders of Scattering and Multiple-Scattering Matrices

  • Joop W. Hovenier
  • Cornelis Van Der Mee
  • Helmut Domke
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 318)

Abstract

Throughout this chapter we consider a plane-parallel scattering medium, like an atmosphere, which is macroscopically isotropic and symmetric, and external light sources that create radiation fields which are the same at all locations in a horizontal plane. In particular, we consider a monodirectional beam of light incident at each point of the top of the medium. This is a good approximation of the light received from one light source far above the medium, such as the light of the Sun entering a locally plane-parallel part of a planetary atmosphere. We will assume that there are no light sources embedded in the medium.

Keywords

Optical Depth Phase Matrix Optical Thickness Radiative Transfer Equation Symmetry Relation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joop W. Hovenier
    • 1
  • Cornelis Van Der Mee
    • 2
  • Helmut Domke
    • 3
  1. 1.Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek”University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di CagliariCagliariItaly
  3. 3.PotsdamGermany

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