A three-dimensional analytic model for the scattering of a spherical bush

  title={A three-dimensional analytic model for the scattering of a spherical bush},
  author={Robert E. Dickinson and Liming Zhou and Yuhong Tian and Qing Liu and Thomas Lavergne and Bernard Pinty and C Schaaf and Yuri Knyazikhin},
[1] Advanced climate models require a more realistic description of canopy radiation with reasonable computational efficiency. This paper develops the mathematics of scattering from a spherical object conceptualized to be a spherical bush to provide a building block that helps to address this need of climate models. It is composed of a homogeneous distribution of individual smaller objects that scatter isotropically. In the limit of small optical depth, incident radiation will scatter… CONTINUE READING


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