Chapter 7. Geometrical Optics

  1. Craig F. Bohren1 and
  2. Donald R. Huffman2

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch7

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

How to Cite

Bohren, C. F. and Huffman, D. R. (2007) Geometrical Optics, in Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University

  2. 2

    Regents Professor of Physics, The University of Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471293408

Online ISBN: 9783527618156

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Keywords:

  • geometrical optics;
  • absorption;
  • scattering;
  • scattered light;
  • ice crystal haloes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Absorption and Scattering Cross Sections

  • Angular Distribution of the Scattered Light: Rainbow Angles

  • Scattering by Prisms: Ice Crystal Haloes