19 September 2001 Green functions for multiple scattering as mathematical tools for dense-cloud remote sensing: theory with passive and active applications
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We survey radiative Green function theory (1) in linear transport theory where numerical procedures are required to obtain specific results and (2) in the photon diffusion limit (large optical depths) where it is analytically tractable, at least for homogeneous plane-parallel media. We then describe two recent applications of Green function theory to passive cloud remote sensing in the presence of strong three-dimensional transport effects. Finally, we describe recent instrumental breakthroughs in 'off-beam' cloud lidar which is based on direct measurements of radiative Green functions with special attention to the data collected during the Shuttle-based Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) mission.
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Anthony B. Davis, Anthony B. Davis, Alexander Marshak, Alexander Marshak, Robert F. Cahalan, Robert F. Cahalan, } "Green functions for multiple scattering as mathematical tools for dense-cloud remote sensing: theory with passive and active applications", Proc. SPIE 4377, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI, (19 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440117; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.440117
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