Advertisement

Applications: Atmospheric Ice Crystals

  • Ferdinando Borghese
  • Paolo Denti
  • Rosalba Saija
Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Abstract

The aggregates (both external and internal) that were considered in Chap. 6 were not meant to simulate specific kinds of particles, but rather to illustrate the capabilities of the cluster model in association with the transition matrix approach in describing the optical properties of some system of interest. In the present chapter, on the contrary, we describe a specific application to the atmospheric ice crystals. The study of their scattering properties is an important topic in view of the role that they play in the meteorological phenomena and in the thermal budget of Earth. In particular, two problems are currently among the most studied ones: the contribution of the atmospheric ice crystals to the greenhouse effect, and the possibility of discriminating their shape by means of Polarimetrie radar devices.

Keywords

Transition Matrix Cluster Model Equivalent Sphere Regular Hexagon Wave Range 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinando Borghese
    • 1
  • Paolo Denti
    • 1
  • Rosalba Saija
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e Tecnologie Fisiche AvanzateUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly

Personalised recommendations