The radiation field in a multilayer plane atmosphere with arbitrary internal sources
Abstract
The problem of determining the radiation field in a multilayer atmosphere consisting of an arbitrary number of homogeneous sublayers with prescribed optical properties is considered. The general problem formulated is shown to break down into a number of particular ones. The problem is solved with a parallel external flux for each separate sublayer. Methods for solving this problem are elaborated. Consideration is given to the problem with a parallel external flux for the entire multilayer atmosphere, and the algorithm for its solution is given. The general problem with internal sources for each sublayer is solved. The cases of conservative and nonconservative scattering are discussed separately. The algorithm expressing the solution of the general problem for a multilayer atmosphere through the solution of particular problems is presented. Rigorous relations are obtained to check accuracy at every stage of the computations.
 Publication:

Kinematika i Fizika Nebesnykh Tel
 Pub Date:
 October 1992
 Bibcode:
 1992KFNT....8...12I
 Keywords:

 Atmospheric Models;
 Atmospheric Physics;
 Atmospheric Radiation;
 Planetary Atmospheres;
 Stellar Atmospheres;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Optical Thickness;
 Radiative Transfer;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics