Influence of the Refractive Index on the Radiative Source Function of an Isotropically Scattering Medium
The influence of refractive index on the radiative source function is presented for the case of emission from an isothermal, isotropically scattering medium. A closed-form, approximate solution is obtained and results are presented for finite and semi-infinite nonconservative cases. An increase in refractive index causes the source function to increase and that effect is more pronounced at higher scattering albedo and smaller optical depths. © 1977.
B. F. Armaly and H. S. El-Baz, "Influence of the Refractive Index on the Radiative Source Function of an Isotropically Scattering Medium," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1977.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-4073(77)90074-7
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