## Exact solution of electromagnetic scattering by a three-dimensional hexagonal ice column obtained with the boundary-element method

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 30, pp. 5541-5546 (2000)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.005541

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### Abstract

The combined field integral equation is solved for electromagnetic scattering of a three-dimensional hexagonal ice column and is tested to investigate its applicability to radiation transfer in ice clouds. Convergence of a solution and the influence of rounding the hexagonal edges were checked, and no practical problems were found. The scattering characteristics of a hexagonal ice column are discussed from the size of the Rayleigh scattering region to the size at which a ray optics character appears. The size parameter of a hexagonal column is as much as 50, which was limited by computer resources.

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**OCIS Codes**

(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering

(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

**History**

Original Manuscript: September 29, 1999

Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2000

Published: October 20, 2000

**Citation**

Yuzo Mano, "Exact solution of electromagnetic scattering by a three-dimensional hexagonal ice column obtained with the boundary-element method," Appl. Opt. **39**, 5541-5546 (2000)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-30-5541

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