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Statistical modeling of the intensity of light fluxes reflected by the Earth’s spherical surface

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A new algorithm of the Monte Carlo method is suggested for the statistical estimation at any arbitrary point of the atmosphere of the intensity of the visible radiation caused by the reflection of solar light fluxes from the Earth’s spherical surface. The algorithm allows for the albedo of the Earth’s optically homogeneous surface to be taken into account beyond the scheme of the statistical modeling of the trajectories of photons wandering in the medium.

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Original Russian Text © V.V. Belov, M.V. Tarasenkov, 2010, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Belov, V.V., Tarasenkov, M.V. Statistical modeling of the intensity of light fluxes reflected by the Earth’s spherical surface. Atmos Ocean Opt 23, 197–203 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856010030073

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Keywords

  • Azimuth
  • Zenith Angle
  • Oceanic Optic
  • Azimuth Angle
  • Solar Zenith Angle