Radiative transfer in a planetary atmosphere with imperfect scattering

by Zdenek Sekera

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A solution to the problem of radiative transfer in a plane-parallel medium that exhibits scattering and absorption. Computed for the so-called inhomogeneous case, this theoretical model represents an atmosphere in which the absorbing power is changed by temperature dependence or pressure of the absorption lines. It can be used to compute the intensity and polarization of radiation emerging from an absorbing atmosphere, both in the ultraviolet absorption region of ozone and oxygen, and in the near-infrared region where the atmospheric constituents have vibration-rotational absorption bands.

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