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Mishchenko et al. 2003

Mishchenko, M., L. Travis, and A. Lacis, 2003: Radiative transfer: Scattering. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences. J.R. Holton, J. Pyle, and J.A. Curry, Eds. Academic Press, pp. 1882-1891.

Sunlight incident on the Earth's atmosphere is scattered by gas molecules and suspended particles, giveing rise to blue skies, white clouds, and various optical displays such as rainbows, halos, and the glory. By scattering and absorbing the incident short-wave solar radiation and the long-wave raditation emitted by the underlying surface, cloud and aerosol particles strongly affect the Earth's radiation budget. As a consequence of the dependence of single-scattering characteristics on particle size, morphology, and composition, scattered light can be remarkably rich in implicit information on particle properties and thus provides a sensitive tool for remote analyses of clouds and aerosols.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Mishchenko, M. and Travis, L. and Lacis, A.},
  editor={Holton, J. R. and Pyle, J. and Curry, J. A.},
  title={Radiative transfer: Scattering},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences},
  publisher={Academic Press},
  address={San Diego},

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RIS Citation

ID  - mi03800l
AU  - Mishchenko, M.
AU  - Travis, L.
AU  - Lacis, A.
ED  - Holton, J. R.
ED  - Pyle, J.
ED  - Curry, J. A.
PY  - 2003
TI  - Radiative transfer: Scattering
BT  - Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
SP  - 1882
EP  - 1891
PB  - Academic Press
CY  - San Diego
ER  -

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