Specular patterns in the atmosphere caused by ice crystals with preferentially horizontal orientation are quantitatively described by use of a bidirectional phase function for a fluttering plate. Certain inverse scattering problems are discussed.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.2940) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ice crystal phenomena
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
A. Borovoi and N. Kustova, "Theory for Specular Scattering by Preferentially Oriented Ice Crystals," in Advances in Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper HTuB4.
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