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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3794–3797

Single and multiple scattering contributions to circumsolar radiation

M. A. Box and A. Deepak  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 3794-3797 (1978)

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Single and multiple scattering contributions to the circumsolar radiation along the almucantar and sun vertical have been computed by a Gauss-Seidel solution to the radiative transfer equation. In the near forward direction, the multiple scattering contributions are significant for optical depths of the order of 0.4. However, the shape of the angular distribution of almucantar radiance up to 10° appears less sensitive to multiple scattering. The results have been compared against an existing radiative transfer code.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 19, 1978
Published: December 1, 1978

M. A. Box and A. Deepak, "Single and multiple scattering contributions to circumsolar radiation," Appl. Opt. 17, 3794-3797 (1978)

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