Accession Number : ADA299182

Title :   Interaction of Aerosols and Droplets with Electromagnetic Radiation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY

Personal Author(s) : Chylek, Petr

PDF Url : ADA299182

Report Date : 26 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The propagation of electromagnetic beams through the atmosphere is limited by absorption and scattering of electromagnetic waves by air molecules and by particles suspended in the air. Although the theory of electromagnetic interaction with homogeneous spherical particles is well understood, there are still outstanding problems connected to the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with composite or nonspherical particles. Scattering and absorption cross sections of hexagonal prism are derived using the anomalous diffraction approximation. The scattered field of a composite sphere is obtained by solving exactly the vector wave equation.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, *ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION, AEROSOLS, INTERACTIONS, PARTICLES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, DROPS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, ABSORPTION CROSS SECTIONS, DIFFRACTION ANALYSIS, WAVE EQUATIONS, BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC), PRISMS(OPTICS).

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE