Three different numerical methods capable of solving the radiative transfer of microwave radiation within 3-D dichroic media are compared. A case study, represented by an intense rain shaft populated by perfectly oriented oblate raindrops, is analysed in detail, including a discussion of the behaviour of all four Stokes components. Results demonstrate an acceptable agreement between all Monte Carlo methods. The method based on a discrete ordinates scheme agrees only qualitatively with the Monte Carlo outputs. Because of its lower computational cost the backward Monte Carlo technique based on importance sampling represents the most efficient way to face passive microwave radiative transfer problems related to optically thick 3-D structured clouds including non-spherical preferentially oriented hydrometeors. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Microwave radiative transfer intercomparison study for 3-D dichroic media / Battaglia, A.; Davis, C. P.; Emde, C.; Simmer, C.. - In: JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER. - ISSN 0022-4073. - 105:1(2007), pp. 55-67. [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2006.09.017]
|Titolo:||Microwave radiative transfer intercomparison study for 3-D dichroic media|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2006.09.017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|