Light scattering in planetary atmospheres
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- Hansen, J.E. & Travis, L.D. Space Sci Rev (1974) 16: 527. doi:10.1007/BF00168069
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This paper reviews scattering theory required for analysis of light reflected by planetary atmospheres. Section 1 defines the radiative quantities which are observed. Section 2 demonstrates the dependence of single-scattered radiation on the physical properties of the scatterers. Section 3 describes several methods to compute the effects of multiple scattering on the reflected light.