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Multiple Scattering of Light by Particles
Radiative Transfer and Coherent Backscattering

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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521158015

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  • This volume provides a thorough 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.

    • Presents radiative transfer theory systematically and consistently as a branch of classical macroscopic electromagnetics
    • An ideal textbook to supplement graduate courses on radiative transfer and remote sensing
    • Self-contained and accessible to non-experts, as all important results are fully-derived
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    "A welcome addition. It is significant for its presentation of the basic principles and its exposition of recent developments...Carefully written with detailed references...Anyone interested in scattering will profit from reading this outstanding book."
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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521158015
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Michael I. Mishchenko, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York

    Larry D. Travis, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York

    Andrew A. Lacis, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York

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