J W Hovenier

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The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) on board the ERS-2 isdesigned to measure trace gas column densities in the Earth's atmosphere. Such retrievals are hindered by the presence of clouds. The most important cloud parameters that are needed to correct trace gas column density retrievals for the disturbing effects of clouds are the (effective) cloud(More)
  • bullet E Rol, J F De, Haan W Vassen, J W Hovenier, H Volten, K Muinonen Observatory +1 other
  • 2007
We present measured scattering matrices as functions of the scattering angle in the range 5ø-173 ø and at wavelengths of 441.6 nra and 632.8 nra for seven distinct irregularly shaped mineral aerosol samples with properties representative of mineral aerosols present in the Earth's atmosphere. represent a wide variety of particle size (typical diameters(More)
We have measured the scattering matrix as a function of the scattering angle of randomly oriented particles of a Mg-rich olivine sample and a ground piece of Allende meteorite as cometary analogues using lasers at two wavelengths (442 nm and 633 nm). The elements of the scattering matrix, F ij , depend on the scattering angle, the wavelength of the laser(More)
We present measurements of the scattering angle distribution of the whole scattering matrix for randomly oriented particles of three mineral samples: fly ash, green clay, and red clay at 442 and 633 nm. Fly ash consists of aggregates of nearly spherical particles while green clay and red clay particles represent irregular compact particles. We compare the(More)
[1] We present measurements of the phase function and degree of linear polarization for unpolarized incident light as a function of the scattering angle for El Chichón and Pinatubo volcanic ashes at 633 nm. The results are combined and compared with those for Pinatubo at 442 nm and Lokon volcanic ash at 442 and 633 nm [Volten et al., 2001]. The three(More)
We discuss the composition and size distribution of the dust in the coma of comet Hale-Bopp. We do this using a model fit for the infrared emission measured by the infrared space observatory (ISO) and the measured degree of linear polarization of scattered light at various phase angles and wavelengths. The effects of particle shape on the modeled optical(More)
[1] We present measurements of the whole scattering matrix as a function of the scattering angle at a wavelength of 632.8 nm in the scattering angle range 3°–174° of randomly oriented particles taken from seven samples of volcanic ashes corresponding to four different volcanic eruptions: The samples were collected at different distances from the vent. The(More)
The structure of matrices that represent a linear transformation of the Stokes parameters of a beam of light into the Stokes parameters of another beam of light is investigated by means of the so-called Stokes criterion. This holds that the degree of polarization of a beam of light can never be changed into a number larger than unity. Several general(More)
Retrieval of biogeochemical parameters from remotely sensed data in optically complex waters such as those found in coastal zones is a challenging task due to the effects of various water constituents (biogenic, nonalgal and inorganic particles, dissolved matter) on the radiation exiting the ocean. Since scattering by molecules, aerosols, hydrosols and(More)
The pseudo-spectral time domain (PSTD) and the discrete dipole approximation (DDA) are two popular and robust methods for the numerical simulation of dielectric particle light scattering. The present study compares the numerical performances of the two methods in the computation of the single-scattering properties of homogeneous dielectric spheres and(More)