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Başlık:
Cloud Optics
Dil:
English
ISBN:
9781402040207
Yayın Bilgileri:
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2006.
Fiziksel Tanımlama:
XII, 276 p. online resource.
Seri:
Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library, 34
İçerik:
Microphysics and Geometry of Clouds -- Optics of a Single Particle -- Radiative Transfer -- Applications.
Özet:
Clouds affect the climate of the Earth, and they are an important factor in the weather. Therefore, their radiative properties must be understood in great detail. This book summarizes current knowledge on cloud optical properties, for example their ability to absorb, transmit, and reflect light, which depends on the clouds’ geometrical and microphysical characteristics such as sizes of droplets and crystals, their shapes, and structures. In addition, problems related to the image transfer through clouds and cloud remote sensing are addressed in this book in great detail. This book can be an important source of information on theoretical cloud optics for cloud physicists, meteorologists and optical engineers. All basic ideas of optics as related to scattering of light in clouds (e.g. Mie theory and radiative transfer) are considered in a self consistent way. Consequently, the book can also be a useful textbook to newcomers to the field.

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Özet

Clouds affect the climate of the Earth, and they are an important factor in the weather. Therefore, their radiative properties must be understood in great detail. This book summarizes current knowledge on cloud optical properties, for example their ability to absorb, transmit, and reflect light, which depends on the clouds' geometrical and microphysical characteristics such as sizes of droplets and crystals, their shapes, and structures. In addition, problems related to the image transfer through clouds and cloud remote sensing are addressed in this book in great detail.

This book can be an important source of information on theoretical cloud optics for cloud physicists, meteorologists and optical engineers.

All basic ideas of optics as related to scattering of light in clouds (e.g. Mie theory and radiative transfer) are considered in a self consistent way. Consequently, the book can also be a useful textbook to newcomers to the field.


Yazar Notları

Education:

PhD: Optics, B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk,

Belarus, 1991.

Title of PhD thesis: " The dependence of light scattering characteristics of aerosols and foams on their microstructure."

Master of Science: Theoretical Physics, Belarussian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 1983.

Title of thesis: "The asymptotic light regime in deep layers of optically active light scattering media."

Main research areas:

Radiative transfer, multiple and single light scattering, optics of aerosols and hydrosols, foams, snow and clouds, inverse problems, remote sensing of atmosphere and ocean.

Present position:

Senior Researcher

Laboratory of Light Scattering Media Optics

B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Skarina Avenue 72, Minsk 220072, Belarus

November 1983- Present

and

Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany

March 2001 - Present


İçindekiler

Forewordp. xi
1 Microphysics and Geometry of Cloudsp. 1
1.1 Microphysical Characteristics of Cloudsp. 1
1.2 Geometrical Characteristics of Cloudsp. 27
2 Optics of a Single Particlep. 33
2.1 Vector Wave Equationp. 33
2.2 Mie Theoryp. 37
2.3 Differential and Integral Light Scattering Characteristicsp. 44
2.4 Geometrical Opticsp. 75
3 Radiative Transferp. 113
3.1 Radiative Transfer Equationp. 113
3.2 Reflection and Transmission Functionsp. 117
3.3 Polarization Characteristicsp. 119
3.4 Optically Thin Cloudsp. 122
3.5 Small-Angle Approximationp. 123
3.6 Optically Thick Cloudsp. 126
3.7 Clouds Over Reflective Surfacesp. 179
3.8 Vertically Inhomogeneous Cloudsp. 181
3.9 Horizontally Inhomogeneous Cloudsp. 194
4 Applicationsp. 207
4.1 Optical Phenomena in Cloudsp. 207
4.2 Cloud Remote Sensingp. 223
4.3 Laser Beam Propagation Through a Cloudp. 247
4.4 Image Transfer Through Clouds and Fogsp. 252
4.5 Clouds and Climatep. 256
Appendix Ap. 259
Appendix Bp. 263
Referencesp. 269
Indexp. 277