Multiple Scattering in Clouds : Insights from Three-Dimensional Diffusion / P 1 Theory

@inproceedings{Davis2002MultipleSI,
  title={Multiple Scattering in Clouds : Insights from Three-Dimensional Diffusion / P 1 Theory},
  author={Anthony B. Davis and Alexander Marshak},
  year={2002}
}
In the atmosphere, multiple scattering matters nowhere more than in clouds, and being a product of its turbulence, clouds are highly variable environments. This challenges three-dimensional (3D) radiative transfer theory in a way that easily swamps any available computational resources. Fortunately, the far simpler diffusion (or P1) theory becomes more accurate as the scattering intensifies, and allows for some analytical progress as well as computational efficiency. After surveying current… CONTINUE READING
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