27 March 2003 Light scattering by ice crystals of cirrus clouds
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A ray-tracing code calculating the wave-zone scattered field in the problem of light scattering by large ice crystal particles of cirrus clouds has been developed. An output of the code is the Jones matrix for an arbitrary crystal orientation. Along with a pure Muller matrix obtained, a number of reduced Mueller for practical use are defined and discussed. Impact of wave interference on fine angular structure of the Stokes parameters in the wave zone is emphasized. This impact is illustated by a fine angular structure near the backward scattering direction for ice hexagonal columns and plates.
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Anatoli G. Borovoi, Anatoli G. Borovoi, Igor A. Grishin, Igor A. Grishin, Ulrich G. Oppel, Ulrich G. Oppel, } "Light scattering by ice crystals of cirrus clouds", Proc. SPIE 5026, Ninth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part I: Radiation Propagation in the Atmosphere and Ocean, (27 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.497188

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