Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291355
Title:
A detailed numerical description of the solar aureole
Author:
Loughman, Robert Paul, 1971-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A new method of calculating accurate visible radiance values in the solar aureole region is derived in this study. The method interpolates between the radiance values output by a Gauss-Seidel flat atmosphere radiative transfer model using the radiative transfer equation itself. The method thereby produces accurate radiance values for arbitrary directions with only a slight increase in the required computational effort. The radiance and diffuse irradiance are then calculated for a variety of specified model atmospheres. The impact of polarization and the vertical stratification of aerosol particles is also investigated under various atmospheric conditions, and found to be relatively small under most realistic conditions. It is also found that some care must be taken when choosing the maximum aerosol radius at which to truncate the aerosol size distribution employed in the model atmosphere, to ensure that one does not exclude significant contributors to the scattered radiance field.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Physics, Atmospheric Science.; Physics, Radiation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Atmospheric Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Herman, Benjamin M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA detailed numerical description of the solar aureoleen_US
dc.creatorLoughman, Robert Paul, 1971-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLoughman, Robert Paul, 1971-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA new method of calculating accurate visible radiance values in the solar aureole region is derived in this study. The method interpolates between the radiance values output by a Gauss-Seidel flat atmosphere radiative transfer model using the radiative transfer equation itself. The method thereby produces accurate radiance values for arbitrary directions with only a slight increase in the required computational effort. The radiance and diffuse irradiance are then calculated for a variety of specified model atmospheres. The impact of polarization and the vertical stratification of aerosol particles is also investigated under various atmospheric conditions, and found to be relatively small under most realistic conditions. It is also found that some care must be taken when choosing the maximum aerosol radius at which to truncate the aerosol size distribution employed in the model atmosphere, to ensure that one does not exclude significant contributors to the scattered radiance field.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Atmospheric Science.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Radiation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAtmospheric Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHerman, Benjamin M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1378292en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b338463769en_US
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