Effects of incoherent scattering on attenuation and depolarization of millimeter and optical waves due to hydrometeors
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 717–730, July-August 1986
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1986), Effects of incoherent scattering on attenuation and depolarization of millimeter and optical waves due to hydrometeors, Radio Sci., 21(4), 717–730, doi:10.1029/RS021i004p00717.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 FEB 1986
- Manuscript Received: 4 OCT 1985
Numerical solutions for the radiative transfer equation are obtained in millimeter and optical wave regions by the use of extended spherical harmonics method to investigate the importance of incoherent effect on propagation of electromagnetic waves in hydrometeors. Detailed directional patterns of incoherent intensities are obtained in a very wide range of distances which covers from the first-order multiple scattering region to the diffusion region. Solutions in the case of linearly polarized incident wave are also obtained. The difference of the multiple scattering effects between millimeter and optical waves, the difference of the multiple scattering effects between linear and circular polarizations, etc., are discussed.