Space Science Reviews

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 527–610 | Cite as

Light scattering in planetary atmospheres

  • James E. Hansen
  • Larry D. Travis


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.


Radiation Atmosphere Light Scattering Multiple Scattering Planetary Atmosphere 
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  • James E. Hansen
    • 1
  • Larry D. Travis
    • 1
  1. 1.Goddard Institute for Space StudiesNew YorkUSA

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