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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


Background material

Hans Ringström

in On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680290
eISBN:
9780191760235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680290.003.0029
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Geometry / Topology

In Chapter 29, we take the first steps towards proving future global nonlinear stability of spatially locally homogeneous solutions. We choose gauge source functions, as well as corrections, define ... More


Modeling 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/9780199662104.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Basic concepts and definitions of radiative transfer modeling are introduced. The applicability of single scattering to aerosol retrievals is demonstrated. A two-stream formulation of radiative ... More


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