An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation by Kuo-Nan Liou (Eds.)

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Becomes I;. 42) where p is the density of the material, and k;. 4. Thus, the reduction in intensity is caused by absorption in the material as well as scattering of radiation by the material. 20 1 Fundamentals of Radiation On the other hand, the intensity may be strengthened by emission of the material plus multiple scattering from all other directions into the pencil under consideration at the same wavelength (see Fig. 5). 43) where the source function coefficient j A has the same physical meaning as the mass extinction cross section.

And Resnick, R. (1974). Fundamentals oj Physics, Revised Printing. Wiley, New York. Chapter 39 gives elementary discussions on the production of radiation. , and Thompson, M. H. (1974). , Wiley, New York. Chapter 4 contains excellent descriptions in lay terms for the absorption line formation. Penner, S. S. (1959). Quantitative Molecular Spectroscopy and Gas Emissioities. Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts. Chapters 1-3 provide fundamental discussions on blackbody radiation and absorption line profiles.

57) Eq. 55) becomes d1is) d ( ) = -Us) "L). Sl>S Upon multiplying Eq. [T(s)]. 59) Fig. 11 s o Configuration of the optical thickness. 4 23 Aspects of Radiative Transfer Consequently, lis1) = l l(O)e-'A(sl,O) + f;l Bl[T(s)]e-'A(Sj,S)klpds. 60) The first term in Eg. 60) is essentially equivalent to Eq. 48), representing the absorption attentuation of the radiant intensity by the medium. The second term represents the emission contribution from the medium along the path from 0 to s l ' Ifthe temperature and density of the medium, and the associated absorption coefficient along the path of the beam are known, Eq.

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