Solar radiation transfer in twodimensional clouds
Abstract
A theoretical model for solar radiation transfer in a twodimensional cloud is presented. This model assumes a cloud which has finite extent in the X and Zdirections and an infinite extent in the Ydirection. The cloud consists of a homogeneous medium, which scatters the externally incident solar radiation and contains no internal emitters of radiation of thermal or other origin. A general case is considered in which the cloud absorbs and scatters the incident solar radiation. The steady state is considered; the cloud is not in motion, so that attention may be focused on the directional properties of radiation transport in the cloud. The source function involves only scattering processes; it includes contributions due to multiple scattering and single scattering of the direct beam. The resulting radiative transfer equation for this model is an integrodifferential equation.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977PhDT.........5V
 Keywords:

 Clouds;
 Mathematical Models;
 Radiation Distribution;
 Solar Radiation;
 Differential Equations;
 Integral Equations;
 Radiative Transfer;
 Scattering;
 Solar Physics