Two-Dimensional Radiative Transfer in a Finite Scattering Planar Medium
The source function, radiative flux, and intensity at the boundaries are calculated for a two-dimensional, scattering, finite medium subjected to collimated radiation. The scattering phase function is composed of a spike in the forward direction super-imposed on an isotropic background. Exact radiative transfer theory is used to formulate the problem and Ambarzumian's method is used to obtain results. Using the principle of superposition, the results for any step variation in incident radiation are expressed in terms of universal functions for the semi-infinite step case. Two-dimensional effects are most pronounced at large optical thicknesses and albedos. © 1979.
A. L. Crosbie and J. W. Koewing, "Two-Dimensional Radiative Transfer in a Finite Scattering Planar Medium," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Elsevier, Jan 1979.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-4073(79)90098-0
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