3 April 2003 Multiple scattering and the shape of the sky including molecules and aerosol particles (spherical and nonspherical)
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Proceedings Volume 5059, 12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.512333
Event: 12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, 2002, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Abstract
Solar light scattering from atmospheric layers is perceived by an observer as the background key. The shape of this background is built in the observer's eyes by the visibility distances in all slant directions. In an average day the atmosphere has a turbidity value in the vicinity of 2 implying that the average contribution to the scattered light by the air molecules is approximately equal to the scattering by the spherical and non-spherical particles in the atmosphere. Since the atmospheric air density and the particulate number density in the horizontal direction are both assumed to be constant whereas their values decreases in a slant direction, the resulting varying visibility distances in the various directions are shown to form a flat sky shape. The multiple scattering calculations are based on scattering functions for spherical and non-spherical particles. The basic approach which is used to handle the scattering of non-spherical particles, is discussed in part II of this presentation.
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Ariel Cohen, Ariel Cohen, } "Multiple scattering and the shape of the sky including molecules and aerosol particles (spherical and nonspherical)", Proc. SPIE 5059, 12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (3 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512333; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.512333
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