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Transfer of Radiation with Spherical Symmetry

  • Harriet H. Natsuyama
  • Sueo Ueno
  • Alan P. Wang

Abstract

This chapter on radiative transfer in a spherical shell medium is in two parts: first, the construction of linear-operator equations and their reduction to a class of functional equations; then, the description of numerical techniques for dealing with the functional equations and the presentation of computational results. These analytical and computational results are applicable to terrestrial and stellar atmospheres. In the analytical theory, we treat with inhomogeneous anisotropically scattering shells with internal or external illumination, and with reflecting or absorbing cores. The computational results presented herein are for homogeneous shells, and can be extended to inhomogeneous and anisotropically scattering ones.

Keywords

Radiative Transfer Spherical Shell Spherical Symmetry Diffuse Part Reflection Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harriet H. Natsuyama
    • 1
  • Sueo Ueno
    • 2
  • Alan P. Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Yorba LindaUSA
  2. 2.KyotoJapan
  3. 3.TempeUSA

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