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13 October 2008 Comparison of atmospheric radiative transfer with statistical wave approach
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The radiative transfer (RT) approach is widely used for studying scattering from layered random media with rough interfaces. Although it has been successful in several applications it is well known that this approach involves certain approximations. In this paper these assumptions and approximations are reexamined and explained. To enable this a statistical approach is employed to this problem and the governing equations for the first and second moments of the wave fields are derived. A transition is hence made to arrive at a system of equations corresponding to that of the RT approach. It is thus found that more conditions are implicitly involved in the RT approach than generally believed to be necessary.
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Saba Mudaliar "Comparison of atmospheric radiative transfer with statistical wave approach", Proc. SPIE 7107, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII, 71070G (13 October 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.802600
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