17 March 2005 A hypothesis of fractal optical anisotropy in clouds and Monte Carlo simulation of relative radiation effects
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Proceedings Volume 5829, 13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617247
Event: 13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, 2004, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
A hypothesis is made that optical anisotropy of clouds in the atmosphere can be implied not only by the shape and the orientation of scattering particles, but furthermore it can be a result of a random non-Poisson distribution of the particles in space. In that way even for water-drop clouds the scattering medium can be appreciably anisotropic if spherical water drops particularly distributed in space. We proposed a heuristic mathematical model of such hypothetical anisotropy on the basis of fractal distribution of particles in space. In addition, we performed a Monte Carlo experiment to study presumable radiation effects caused by "fractal" anisotropy in water-drop clouds.
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Sergei M. Prigarin, Sergei M. Prigarin, Ulrich G. Oppel, Ulrich G. Oppel, } "A hypothesis of fractal optical anisotropy in clouds and Monte Carlo simulation of relative radiation effects", Proc. SPIE 5829, 13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617247; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617247
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