Polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects

  title={Polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects},
  author={Michael I. Mishchenko and Vera K. Rosenbush and Nikolai Kiselev and Dmitrij F. Lupishko and Victor P. Tishkovets and Vadim G. Kaydash and Irina Belskaya and Yu. S. Efimov and Nikolay M. Shakhovskoy},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
This book outlines the basic physical principles and practical methods of polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects and summarizes numerous advanced applications of polarimetry in geophysics and planetary astrophysics. In the first chapter we present a complete and rigorous theory of electromagnetic scattering by disperse media directly based on the Maxwell equations and describe advanced physically based modeling tools. This is followed, in Chapter 2, by a theoretical analysis of… 
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