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RADIATION TRANSPORT

Takashi Fujimoto

in Plasma Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530282
eISBN:
9780191713149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530282.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

The total absorption is a measure of the strength of an absorption line of an absorbing medium. When the optical thickness of the absorption line becomes higher than 1, the total absorption begins to ... More


Radiative transfer and the formation of spectral lines

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter derives the equation of radiative transfer for an excited gas sample. The terms source function and optical thickness are also defined, and the effects of self absorption are considered. ... More


Radiative Transfer

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

in Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Radiative transfer is the process of energy transfer during the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through a medium. The processes of extinction, due to absorption and scattering, and thermal ... More


GCM Simulations of Cirrus for Climate Studies

Anthony D. Del Genio

in Cirrus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195130720
eISBN:
9780197561430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195130720.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

One of the great challenges in predicting the rate and geographical pattern of climate change is to faithfully represent the feedback effects of various cloud types ... More


Microphysical Processes in Cirrus and Their Impact on Radiation: A Mesoscale Modeling Perspective

Vitaly I. Khvorostyanov and Kenneth Sassen

in Cirrus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195130720
eISBN:
9780197561430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195130720.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The impact of cloudiness on the global radiative budget and its climatic consequences have been widely discussed during the last three decades. It was gradually ... More


Radiation and fluctuations in plasmas

Abraham Bers

in Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Electrodynamics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199295784
eISBN:
9780191749063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295784.003.0032
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter outlines the interaction of radiation with matter and plasmas. The interaction of radiation fields, in general, with material particles inside a plasma is treated in detail. For a ... More


Cirrus, Climate, and Global Change

Graeme Stephens

in Cirrus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195130720
eISBN:
9780197561430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195130720.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Understanding the climate of Earth and the way climate varies in time requires a quantitative understanding of the way water cycles back and forth between the ... More


Radiation

Eric B. Kraus and Joost A. Businger

in Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195066180
eISBN:
9780197560204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195066180.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The earth receives virtually all of its energy from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation. This radiation is absorbed, reflected, and scattered by the ... More


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