Vol. 28, issue 04, article # 7

Konoshonkin A.V., Kustova N.V., Borovoy A.G. Beam splitting algorithm for light scattering by atmospheric ice crystals. Part 2. Comparison with the ray tracing algorithm. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2015. V. 28. No. 04. P. 331-337 [in Russian].
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In the work, we compare the beam splitting algorithm, providing a solution of light scattering problem of atmospheric ice crystal particles in the approximation of geometrical optics with the ray tracing algorithms developed by Russian and foreign authors. A good agreement of the results has been shown. The developed algorithm is freely available as an open source software.


geometrical optics, beam splitting algorithm, light scattering, ice crystals


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