Session 3

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

Lecture 7. Atmospheric optics

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/

Mini seminar
/homework/IceCrystals.ppt
and Schwartz_Ice_Crystals.pdf

Lecture 8. Light scattering by spherical droplets. Mie scattering

Grant Petty Chapter 12.

/files/clouds_scattering.ppt

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

Draine and Flatau, JOSA 1994 DDA review paper.

Codes

Optics. DOWNLOAD "halosim361.zip" from http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/downld.htm (2.38 MB) or /files/halosim361.zip

Mie scattering http://www.philiplaven.com/mieplot.htm

DDSCAT code (discrete dipole approximation)
http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~draine/DDSCAT.html

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 http://arxiv.org/abs/0809.0337

Homework

http://clouds.wikidot.com/homework2

Due April 23, 2009.

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