Light Scattering Reviews 3 : Light Scattering and Reflection /
Contributor(s): Kokhanovsky, Alexander A [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Springer Praxis Books: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.Description: XXII, 408 p. 250 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540485469.Subject(s): Geography | Geophysics | Geographical information systems | Environmental sciences | Geoecology | Environmental geology | Geography | Geographical Information Systems/Cartography | Geophysics/Geodesy | Environmental Physics | Geoecology/Natural Processes | Math. Appl. in Environmental ScienceDDC classification: 910.285 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Single Light Scattering -- Observational quantification of the optical properties of cirrus cloud -- Statistical interpretation of light anomalous diffraction by small particles and its applications in bio-agent detection and monitoring -- Light scattering by particles with boundary symmetries -- Scattering by particles on or near a plane surface -- Radiative Transfer and Inverse Problems -- Impact of single- and multi-layered cloudiness on ozone vertical column retrievals using nadir observations of backscattered solar radiation -- Remote sensing of clouds using linearly and circularly polarized laser beams: techniques to compute signal polarization -- LIDORT and VLIDORT: Linearized pseudo-spherical scalar and vector discrete ordinate radiative transfer models for use in remote sensing retrieval problems -- Bi-directional Reflectance of Light from Natural and Artificial Surfaces -- Bi-directional reflectance measurements of closely packed natural and prepared particulate surfaces -- Light scattering from particulate surfaces in geometrical optics approximation -- Laboratory measurements of reflected light intensity and polarization for selected particulate surfaces.
This 3rd volume Light Scattering Reviews is devoted to modern knowledge and milestones in both experimental and theoretical techniques related to light scattering and radiative transport problems. It will consist of 3 parts comprising 11 contributions written by world leading experts in their respective fields. The general focus of the book will be on remote sensing of geophysical media. The first part will be devoted exclusively to studies of single light scattering by particles of different shapes and chemical compositions. The first chapter will review in situ measurements of cloud optical characteristics like cloud extinction and phase function, with the emphasis on ice clouds. Chapter 2 will cover opitcally soft particles common in marine environments and bio-suspensions while Chapter 3 will describe numerical techniques applicable not only to isotropic but also to chiral and anisotropic mdia. The final chapter in this part will deal with spatial symmetries in light scattering problems. This 3rd volume gives a valuable picture of recent developments in the areas of single light scattering, radiative transfer in particulate media and inverse problems of spherical atmospheres. It will further facilitate studies in light scattering media optics and be of importance for researchers across various scientific fields including astronomy, meteorology and geophysics. .