Multiple scattering processes: Inverse and direct
Abstract
The purpose of the present work is to formulate inverse problems in radiative transfer, to introduce the functions b and h as parameters of internal intensity in homogeneous slabs, and to derive initial value problems to replace the more traditional boundary value problems and integral equations of multiple scattering with high computational efficiency. The discussion covers multiple scattering processes in a onedimensional medium; isotropic scattering in homogeneous slabs illuminated by parallel rays of radiation; the theory of functions b and h in homogeneous slabs illuminated by isotropic sources of radiation either at the top or at the bottom; inverse and direct problems of multiple scattering in slabs including internal sources; multiple scattering in inhomogeneous media, with particular reference to inverse problems for estimation of layers and total thickness of inhomogeneous slabs and to multiple scattering problems with Lambert's law and specular reflectors underlying slabs; and anisotropic scattering with reduction of the number of relevant arguments through axially symmetric fields and expansion in Legendre functions. Gaussian quadrature data for a seven point formula, a FORTRAN program for computing the functions b and h, and tables of these functions supplement the text.
 Publication:

Reading
 Pub Date:
 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975aw...book.....K
 Keywords:

 Boundary Value Problems;
 Computer Programs;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Radiative Transfer;
 Scattering Functions;
 Inhomogeneity;
 Integral Equations;
 Isotropic Media;
 Legendre Functions;
 Run Time (Computers);
 Slabs;
 Specular Reflection;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics