A method is proposed for the calculation of a multiple-scattering correction to the single-scattering calculation of the radiance of the terrestrial atmosphere resulting from backscattered ultraviolet solar radiation in the spectral region used in the ozone profile inversion. This method uses jointly the usual analytical and Monte Carlo methods. Effects of the lower boundary of the atmosphere, cloud tops, and ground surface are investigated both qualitatively and quantitatively. The ratio of multiple to single scattering is determined, and its importance in ozone profile inversion of backscattered UV solar radiation from the terrestrial atmosphere is evaluated. The polarization of the atmospheric radiance is treated briefly.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 20, 1979
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 1982
Published: August 15, 1982
Tadashi Aruga and Donald F. Heath, "Backscattered UV radiation: effects of multiple scattering and the lower boundary of the atmosphere," Appl. Opt. 21, 3038-3046 (1982)