Accession Number : AD0672907

Title :   SCATTERING OF LIGHT IN THE ATMOSPHERES OF THE PLANETS (O RASSEYANII SVETA V ATMOSFERAKH PLANET),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Minin,I. N.

Report Date : 12 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The scattering of light off a plane layer with finite optical thickness sub 0 is considered. The layer is bounded below by a reflecting floor and is illuminated with parallel rays incident at a given angle to the normal. The scattering of this light is calculated as arising from molecules (Rayleigh scattering) and from atmospheric aerosols. The motivation for this calculation proceeds from investigation of optical properties of planetary atmospheres, particularly those of earth and Mars. In this work, account is taken of the light polarization in reflection off the atmospheric floor and scattering by the aerosols. Approximate formulas describing the radiation emerging from the planetary atmosphere are obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, *LIGHT TRANSMISSION), RAYLEIGH SCATTERING, AEROSOLS, REFLECTION, POLARIZATION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, MARS(PLANET), EARTH(PLANET), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ILLUMINATION, USSR

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE