Multiple scattering calculations for nonspherical particles based on the vector radiative transfer theory
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 1356–1366, September-October 1984
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1984), Multiple scattering calculations for nonspherical particles based on the vector radiative transfer theory, Radio Sci., 19(5), 1356–1366, doi:10.1029/RS019i005p01356., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 MAY 1984
- Manuscript Received: 13 DEC 1983
On the basis of the vector radiative transfer equation, multiple scattering calculations were performed for an obliquely incident linearly polarized plane wave upon a plane-parallel slab consisting of arrays of vertically oriented, uniformly distributed nonspherical spheroidal particles of identical size. Results are given in terms of the Stokes' parameters for the incoherent field. Owing to the symmetry of the particles and their orientation, decoupling of the Fourier expansion coefficients in the solution of the radiative transfer equation occurs. Each Fourier component satisfies a single equation which is then solved by the Gauss' quadrature and the eigenvalue-eigenvector technique. The behavior of the forward scattered incoherent field is investigated for low-loss as well as high-loss particles, for different densities and shapes, and for various angles of incidence. Comparison with the results from the approximate first-order theory shows good quantitative agreement for thin and sparcely populated layers.