Titel: Light Scattering Reviews 2
Autor/en: Alexander A. Kokhanovsky
'Springer Praxis Books in Environmental Sciences'.
Herausgegeben von Alexander A. Kokhanovsky
26. Januar 2007 - gebunden - XXIV
Lightscatteringisusedinmanyapplications,rangingfromopticalparticlesizing of powders to interstellar dust studies. At the moment there is no a specialized journal aimed at studies of exclusively light scattering problems. Instead, d- ferent aspects of the problem and also di?erent applications are considered in a varietyof specializedjournalscoveringseveralscienti?cdisciplinessuchasch- istry, physics, biology, medicine, astrophysics, and atmospheric science, to name afew. The Light Scattering Reviews (LSR) series started in 2006 with the aim of facilitating interaction between di?erent groups of scientists working in diverse scienti?c areas but using the same technique, namely light scattering, for so- tion of speci?c scienti?c tasks. This second volume of LSR is devoted mostly to applications of light scattering in atmospheric research. The book consists of eight contributions prepared by internationally recognized authorities in cor- spondent research ?elds. The ?rst paper prepared by Howard Barker deals with the recent devel- ments in solar radiative transfer in the terrestrial atmosphere and global climate modelling. In particular, methods to compute radiative transfer characteristics needed for numerical global climate models are discussed in a great depth. Their de?cienciesareaddressedaswell.Theproblemof3Dradiativetransferincloudy atmospheres, a hot topic in modern climate modelling, is also considered.
Part I Remote sensing and radiative transfer: 1. Solar radiative transfer for global climate studies;- 2. On the remote sensing and radiative properties of cirrus;- 3. Retrieval of cloud optical thickness and effective radius using multispectral remote sensing and accounting for 3D effects;- 4. Raman lidar remote sensing of geophysical media;- Part II. Inverse problems: 5. Linearization of vector radiative transfer by means of the forward-adjoint perturbation theory and its use in atmospheric remote sensing;- 6. Derivatives of the radiation field and their application to the solution of inverse problems;- Part III Numerical techniques: 7. Studies of light scattering by complex particles using the null-field method with discrete sources;- 8 Radiative transfer in horizontally and vertically inhomomgeneous turbid media.
From the reviews:
"The monograph includes eight in-depth review chapters contributed by leading experts in various aspects of light scattering and its applications. ... this one provides a wealth of information presented mostly in a systematic, self-contained, and accessible form. ... This book will be a valuable addition to any research or university library. Individual professional researchers should also seriously consider buying a copy of the book for personal use ... ." (Michael I. Mishchenko, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 109, 2008)