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Multi-dimensional Radiative Transfer: Theory, Observation and Computation

Multi-dimensional Radiative Transfer: Theory, Observation and Computation

Anthony B. Davis, Alexander Marshak

ISBN: 978-3-527-69892-9

Mar 2021

450 pages

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$164.99

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Description

This first coherent book on 3D radiative transfer provides a stand-alone, comprehensive treatment of 3-D radiative transfer in cloudy atmospheres and other situations. It addresses the huge task of understanding 3-D radiative transfer methods, stepping from 1-D to 2-D and then 3-D, before going on to illustrate applications in the atmospheric and surface radiation budgets, as well as the remote sensing of cloud, aerosol, and surface properties.
While highly recommended as essential reading for a master course in meteorology with an emphasis on radiative transfer, researchers in atmospheric radiation and remote sensing are equally likely to come to rely on this text.
Foreword
Preface

Context, History and Overview

BASIC CONCEPTS
N(+1)-Dimensional Radiative Transfer: Physical Foundations
1(+1)-Dimensional Radiative Transfer: The Plane-Parallel Benchmark/Approximation
2(+1)-Dimensional Radiative Transfer: Flatland, a Stepping Stone to Full 3D
3(+1)-Dimensional Radiative Transfer: Computational Methods

RADIATION BUDGET APPLICATIONS
Large-Scale Averages (Spatially Unresolved Variability)
Small-Scale Values (Spatially Resolved Variability)

REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS
Clouds & Kin
Aerosols and Gases near Clouds
Surface Properties

Conclusions & Outlook

References
List of Acronyms & Abbreviations
List of Symbols
Index Terms