Greenhouse Effect in a Finite Anisotropically Scattering Atmosphere
Abstract
An exact analytical solution is given for the steadystate distribution of visible and infrared radiation in a planetary atmosphere. It is assumed that the atmosphere is ffluminated from outside by visible light which provides the sole source of atmospheric heating. The atmosphere may have any finite thickness and any degree of anisotropic scattering is allowed. The solution, with either diffuse or mirror reflection of the visible radiation and infrared emission at the surface of the planet, is expressed as a linear combination of known solutions to various monoenergetic albedo problems and an infinite medium Green's function. Once the visible and infrared intensities have been found, the atmospheric temperature proffle can be readily calculated.
 Publication:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
 Pub Date:
 September 1969
 Bibcode:
 1969A&A.....3..110S