Accession Number : AD0759392

Title :   On Solving the Spherical Transfer Equation,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Viik,T.

Report Date : 27 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The diffusion of photons is described by the radiation transfer equation, which in the general case is an integral-differential equation. Many approximate methods have been developed for solving this equation, yet an accurate solution has not yet been found for the case of a gray plane-parallel layer or a half-space. In the present article the author examines two approximate methods for solving the transfer equation in the spherical case.

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT TRANSMISSION, ATMOSPHERES), TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE