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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2000
  • pp: 5541–5546

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

Yuzo Mano  »View Author Affiliations

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

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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

Original Manuscript: September 29, 1999
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2000
Published: October 20, 2000

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)

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