Invariant Imbedding and Noncoherent Scattering in a Finite, Inhomogeneous Atmosphere.

by Richard Ernest Bellman, Robert E. Kalaba, S. Ueno

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Part of a broader investigation concerned with the diffuse reflection in an inhomogeneous layer of atmosphere. Such problems are of current interest in the fields of meteorology and astrophysics, and the detection of nuclear blasts. This memorandum obtains equations for the scattering and transmission functions for an inhomogeneous, plane-parallel, and noncoherently scattering atmosphere of finite thickness. 26 pp.

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