Vol. 19, issue 10, article # 6

Kustova N.V., Borovoy A.G. The shadow function method in aureole scattering. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2006. V. 19. No. 10. P. 778-783.
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Abstract:

New effective method called the shadow function method has been worked out for the problems of light scattering by large, as compared to the wavelength, nonspherical particles. As against the standard Fraunhofer diffraction patterns, the shadow functions have a number of important advantages, which make their computation easier. Numerical values of shadow functions for hexagonal crystals of cirrus clouds are presented. These data are of interest for both aureole measurements in clouds and lidar sensing of cirrus clouds.

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