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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1996
  • pp: 3270–3274

Henyey–Greenstein and Mie phase functions in Monte Carlo radiative transfer computations

Dominique Toublanc  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 18, pp. 3270-3274 (1996)

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Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulation of light scattering in planetary atmospheres is not a simple problem, especially the study of angular distribution of light intensity. Approximate phase functions such as Henyey–Greenstein, modified Henyey–Greenstein, or Legendre polynomial decomposition are often used to simulate the Mie phase function. An alternative solution using an exact calculation alleviates these approximations.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 7, 1995
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 1996
Published: June 20, 1996

Dominique Toublanc, "Henyey–Greenstein and Mie phase functions in Monte Carlo radiative transfer computations," Appl. Opt. 35, 3270-3274 (1996)

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