The Adding-doubling Method

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


As discussed in the preceding chapter, in practice it is not always possible to obtain the multiple-scattering properties of a plane-parallel atmosphere solely by means of the method of orders of scattering. The main reason for this is the slow convergence of successive orders of scattering for optically thick atmospheres having high values of the single scattering albedo [cf. Sec. 4.2] . Since such atmospheres are frequently met in planetary and oceanographic research, an important question is how to compute their multiple-scattering matrices, especially when their single scattering is more complicated than Rayleigh scattering.


Optical Thickness Intensity Vector Fourier Decomposition Division Point Reflection Matrix 
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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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