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Multiple scattering of light by particles : radiative transfer and coherent backscattering / Michael I. Mishchenko, Larry D. Travis, Andrew A. Lacis.


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Mishchenko, Michael I.
Publication date:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2006.
  • Book
  • xvi, 478 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-468) and index.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and Stokes parameters-- 3. Basic theory of electromagnetic scattering-- 4. Scattering by a fixed multi-particle group-- 5. Statistical averaging-- 6. Scattering by a single random particle-- 7. Single scattering by a small random particle group-- 8. Radiative transfer equation-- 9. Calculations and measurements of single-particle characteristics-- 10. Radiative transfer in plane-parallel scattering media-- 11. Macroscopically isotropic and mirror-symmetric scattering media-- 12. Radiative transfer in plane-parallel, microscopically isotropic and mirror-symmetric scattering media-- 13. Illustrative applications of radiative transfer theory-- 14. Coherent backscattering.
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Publisher's Summary:
This volume provides a thorough and up-to-date treatment of multiple scattering of light and other electromagnetic radiation in media composed of randomly and sparsely positioned particles. It systematically and consistently presents radiative transfer theory as a branch of classical macroscopic electromagnetics. After tracing the fundamental link between radiative transfer theory and the effect of coherent backscattering, the authors explain them in the context of a comprehensive hierarchy of electromagnetic scattering problems. Dedicated sections present a thorough discussion of the physical meaning and range of applicability of the radiative transfer equation and compare the self-consistent microphysical and the traditional phenomenological approaches to radiative transfer. This self-contained book will be valuable for science professionals, engineers, and graduate students working across a wide range of disciplines including optics, electromagnetics, remote sensing, atmospheric radiation, astrophysics, and biomedicine.
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Travis, Larry D.
Lacis, Andrew A.

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