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Jiang et al. 2004

Jiang, Y., Y.L. Yung, S.P. Sander, and L.D. Travis, 2004: Modeling of atmospheric radiative transfer with polarization and its application to the remote sensing of tropospheric ozone. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 84, 169-179, doi:10.1016/S0022-4073(03)00140-7.

Light reflected or transmitted by a planetary atmosphere contains information about particles and molecules in the atmosphere. Therefore, accurate modeling of the radiation field may be used to retrieve information on atmospheric composition. In this paper, a multi-layer model for a vertically inhomogeneous atmosphere is implemented by using the doubling-adding method for a plane-parallel atmosphere. By studying the degree of linear polarization of the transmitted and reflected solar light in the Huggins bands, we find significant differences between tropospheric ozone and stratospheric ozone. The effects of tropospheric ozone change on the linear polarization are 10 times more than that of the same amount of stratospheric ozone change. We also show the aerosol effect on the linear polarization, but this effect is wavelength independent as compared to that caused by the tropospheric ozone change. The results provide a theoretical basis for the retrieval of tropospheric ozone from measurement of linear polarization of the scattered sunlight both from the ground and from a satellite.

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@article{ji04000r,
  author={Jiang, Y. and Yung, Y. L. and Sander, S. P. and Travis, L. D.},
  title={Modeling of atmospheric radiative transfer with polarization and its application to the remote sensing of tropospheric ozone},
  year={2004},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},
  volume={84},
  pages={169--179},
  doi={10.1016/S0022-4073(03)00140-7},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ji04000r
AU  - Jiang, Y.
AU  - Yung, Y. L.
AU  - Sander, S. P.
AU  - Travis, L. D.
PY  - 2004
TI  - Modeling of atmospheric radiative transfer with polarization and its application to the remote sensing of tropospheric ozone
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 84
SP  - 169
EP  - 179
DO  - 10.1016/S0022-4073(03)00140-7
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