Accession Number : AD0764619

Title :   Solutions of the Equation of Transfer for a Medium Bounded by a Perfect Specular Reflector in Terms of Those for a Perfect Absorber,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Kattawar,George W.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In a recent paper Casti et al. showed that the solution to the equation of radiative transfer for a homogeneous plane parallel atmosphere bounded by a perfect specular reflector could be expressed in terms of the solutions for the same atmosphere bounded from below by a perfect absorber. They only considered the case where the atmosphere scattered radiation isotropically and hence there was no azimuthal dependence. A simple proof of this relation is given here. Furthermore, it is shown that it is valid in the more general case when anisotropic scattering is present. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, THERMAL RADIATION), REFLECTION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), LIGHT TRANSMISSION, ATTENUATION, FOURIER ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE