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Theory of Reflectance and Emittance Spectroscopy

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Part of Topics in Remote Sensing

  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511870552

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  • This book is aimed at students and researchers who wish to use reflectance and emittance as quantitative tools to measure the properties of surfaces and materials. It is intended primarily for use in the interpretation of remote observations of the surfaces of the Earth and other planets, and it will also be useful to chemists, physicists, geologists, engineers and others who deal with particulate media. Topics include propagation and absorption of light in continuous media, reflection by smooth surfaces, scattering by spheres and irregular particles, reflectances and emissivities of particulate media, reflectance and emittance spectroscopy, and the polarization of light scattered by particulate media. Many examples of applications are given.

    • Includes many examples of applications
    • Ideal reference text for students and researchers using reflectance and emission spectroscopy
    • Will be of use to chemists, physicists and engineers as well as earth scientists
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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511870552
    • contains: 154 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Electromagnetic wave propagation
    3. The absorption of light
    4. Specular reflection
    5. Scattering by a single particle:
    1. Perfect, uniform spheres
    6. Scattering by a single particle:
    2. Irregular particles
    7. Propagation in a non-uniform medium: the equation of radiative transfer
    8. The bidirectional reflectance of a semi-infinite medium
    9. The bidirectional reflectance in other geometries
    10. Other quantities related to reflectance, integrated reflectances, planetary photometry, reflectances of mixtures
    11. Reflectance spectroscopy
    12. Photometric effects of large scale roughness
    13. Thermal emission
    14. Polarization

  • Author

    Bruce Hapke, University of Pittsburgh

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