Albedo of a Striated Medium of Isotropically Scattering Particles

J. A. Weinman University of Wisconsin, Madison

Search for other papers by J. A. Weinman in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
and
P. N. Swarztrauber National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo

Search for other papers by P. N. Swarztrauber in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

Abstract

The equation of radiative transfer was approximated by the method of Giovanelli to provide the albedo of an externally illuminated, plane-parallel striated medium. The medium was assumed to consist of isotropic scatterers with a scattering coefficient per unit depth of
01lx
that depended periodically on one horizontal coordinate. The dependence of the albedo on the angle of incidence of the solar radiance, the mean optical thickness, and the wavelength and amplitude of the striations is presented for media with κ1/&kappa0 = 0.1 and 0.9.

Abstract

The equation of radiative transfer was approximated by the method of Giovanelli to provide the albedo of an externally illuminated, plane-parallel striated medium. The medium was assumed to consist of isotropic scatterers with a scattering coefficient per unit depth of
01lx
that depended periodically on one horizontal coordinate. The dependence of the albedo on the angle of incidence of the solar radiance, the mean optical thickness, and the wavelength and amplitude of the striations is presented for media with κ1/&kappa0 = 0.1 and 0.9.
Save