Analytical study of the effects of clouds on the light produced by lightning
- Phanord, Dieudonne D.
- Oct 1, 1990.
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- Researchers consider the scattering of visible and infrared light due to lightning by cubic, cylindrical and spherical clouds. The researchers extend to cloud physics the work by Twersky for single and multiple scattering of electromagnetic waves. They solve the interior problem separately to obtain the bulk parameters for the scatterer equivalent to the ensemble of spherical droplets. With the interior solution or the equivalent medium approach, the multiple scattering problem is reduced to that of a single scatterer in isolation. Hence, the computing methods of Wiscombe or Bohren specialized to Mie scattering with the possibility for absorption were used to generate numerical results in short computer time.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910009690.
Accession ID: 91N19003.
Alabama Univ., Research Reports: 1990 NASA(ASEESummer Faculty Fellowship Program; 9 p.
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