The Monte Carlo Methods in Atmospheric Optics by G.I. MARCHUKThe Monte Carlo Methods in Atmospheric Optics by G.I. MARCHUK

The Monte Carlo Methods in Atmospheric Optics

byG.I. MARCHUK, G.A. Mikhailov, M.A. Nazareliev

Paperback | October 3, 2013

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This monograph is devoted to urgent questions of the theory and applications of the Monte Carlo method for solving problems of atmospheric optics and hydrooptics. The importance of these problems has grown because of the increas­ ing need to interpret optical observations, and to estimate radiative balance precisely for weather forecasting. Inhomogeneity and sphericity of the atmos­ phere, absorption in atmospheric layers, multiple scattering and polarization of light, all create difficulties in solving these problems by traditional methods of computational mathematics. Particular difficulty arises when one must solve nonstationary problems of the theory of transfer of narrow beams that are connected with the estimation of spatial location and time characteristics of the radiation field. The most universal method for solving those problems is the Monte Carlo method, which is a numerical simulation of the radiative-transfer process. This process can be regarded as a Markov chain of photon collisions in a medium, which result in scattering or absorption. The Monte Carlo tech­ nique consists in computational simulation of that chain and in constructing statistical estimates of the desired functionals. The authors of this book have contributed to the development of mathemati­ cal methods of simulation and to the interpretation of optical observations. A series of general method using Monte Carlo techniques has been developed. The present book includes theories and algorithms of simulation. Numerical results corroborate the possibilities and give an impressive prospect of the applications of Monte Carlo methods.
Title:The Monte Carlo Methods in Atmospheric OpticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pagesPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662135035

ISBN - 13:9783662135037


Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Elements of Radiative-Transfer Theory Used in Monte Carlo Methods.- 3. General Questions About the Monte Carlo Technique for Solving Integral Equations of Transfer.- 4. Monte Carlo Methods for Solving Direct and Inverse Problems of the Theory of Radiative Transfer in a Spherical Atmosphere.- 5. Monte Carlo Algorithms for Solving Nonstationary Problems of the Theory of Narrow-Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere and Ocean.- 6. Monte Carlo Algorithms for Estimating the Correlation Function of Strong Light Fluctuations in a Turbulent Medium.- References.