Accession Number : AD0680601

Title :   ON THE PLANE PARALLEL REPRESENTATION IN ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION TRANSFER,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Meier,Robert R.

Report Date : 06 DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Solution of radiative transfer have been examined with respect to the validity of approximating a spherical scattering medium by a plane parallel layer. The results show that the plane parallel approximation is poor in the case of Lyman-alpha scattering by geocoronal atomic hydrogen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, *LIGHT TRANSMISSION), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, HYDROGEN, SCATTERING, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE