The Complete Rayleigh-Scattered Field within a Homogeneous Plane-Parallel Atmosphere.

by T. W. Mullikin

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback $23.00 $18.40 20% Web Discount

An extention of previous work on scalar transfer equations to the Rayleigh polarization equations in a homogeneous atmosphere. It is shown that Chandrasekhar's results for scattering and reflection functions are merely the specialization to the boundary of formulas that hold within an atmosphere. The linear transfer equation and associated linear integral equations are used to obtain a formulation of the solution of Rayleigh polarization scattering that is readily computed for all atmospheric thicknesses and at any depth in the atmosphere. Published in The Atmospheric Journal, Vol. 145, No. 3, September 1966. 45 pp. Refs.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Paper series. The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.