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Mishchenko and Travis 2003

Mishchenko, M.I., and L.D. Travis, 2003: Electromagnetic scattering by nonspherical particles. In Exploring the Atmosphere by Remote Sensing Techniques. R. Guzzi, Ed. Springer-Verlag, pp. 77-127.

The knowledge of absorption and scattering characteristics of small particles is required for a reliable evaluation of the climate forcing caused by clouds and aerosols as well as for studying the physical and chemical properties of atmospheric particulates using remote sensing techniques. Since many particles suspended in the atmosphere are nonspherical, their optical properties may not be adequately described by the classical Lorenz-Mie theory and must be determined using advanced theoretical and experimental techniques. In this chapter, we describe how electromagnetic scattering by small nonspherical particles can be computed and measured; analyze the main effects of nonsphericity on electromagnetic scattering; and discuss various implications of these effects in computations of the earth's radiation balance and atmospheric remote sensing.

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  author={Mishchenko, M. I. and Travis, L. D.},
  editor={Guzzi, R.},
  title={Electromagnetic scattering by nonspherical particles},
  booktitle={Exploring the Atmosphere by Remote Sensing Techniques},

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ID  - mi04800i
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Travis, L. D.
ED  - Guzzi, R.
PY  - 2003
TI  - Electromagnetic scattering by nonspherical particles
BT  - Exploring the Atmosphere by Remote Sensing Techniques
SP  - 77
EP  - 127
PB  - Springer-Verlag
CY  - Berlin
ER  -

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