Vol. 20, issue 11, article # 3

Burnashov A.V., Borovoy A.G. Light scattering by horizontally oriented ice plates. II. Scattering matrix. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2007. V. 20. No. 11. P. 880-886.
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Abstract:

Basic qualitative regularities for all elements of the scattering matrix are considered in the case of scattering by hexagonal ice plates oriented in the horizontal plane. For parhelic and subparhelic circles, it is shown that polarization of light scattered in the angles from sundog to 120 parhelion is similar to that of incident light. A method is proposed for diagnostics of ice plate thickness from ground-based polarization measurements within sundog with the use of a laser source with circularly polarized light.

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