Light scattering in planetary atmospheres

  title={Light scattering in planetary atmospheres},
  author={James E. Hansen and Larry Travis},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
This paper reviews scattering theory required for analysis of light reflected by planetary atmospheres. Section 1 defines the radiative quantities which are observed. Section 2 demonstrates the dependence of single-scattered radiation on the physical properties of the scatterers. Section 3 describes several methods to compute the effects of multiple scattering on the reflected light. 

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