Session 3

Lectures 7,8,9. April 17, 2009.

Lecture 7. Atmospheric optics

Mini seminar
and Schwartz_Ice_Crystals.pdf

Lecture 8. Light scattering by spherical droplets. Mie scattering

Grant Petty Chapter 12.


Lecture 9. Light scattering by ice crystals. The discrete dipole approximation.

Draine and Flatau, JOSA 1994 DDA review paper.


Optics. DOWNLOAD "" from (2.38 MB) or /files/

Mie scattering

DDSCAT code (discrete dipole approximation)

User Guide to the Discrete Dipole Approximation Code DDSCAT.7.0", by B.T. Draine and Piotr J. Flatau. A copy of this document (postscript or pdf) can be obtained from


Due April 23, 2009.

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