Radiation for Different Uses

  • Guido Visconti
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Abstract

In Chapter 3 we introduced the problem of radiative transfer in the atmosphere. After that we were able to make some simple calculations. However in order to go on, we need to introduce some more sophisticated algorithms. For example for the solar radiation the method we suggested is not fast enough to do practical calculations. Also the treatment for the diffuse radiation developed for the molecular component (Rayleigh scattering) must be extended also to aerosol particles. This for example will enable us to calculate how much radiation goes through a very thick cloud (optical thickness larger than 10).

Keywords

Methane Dioxide Dust Microwave Ozone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Visconti
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AquilaCoppito, L’ AquilaItaly

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