WWW scattering matrix database for small mineral particles at 441.6 and 632.8nm
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SourceJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 90, 2, (2005), pp. 191-206
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Molecular and Biophysics
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer
SubjectMolecular and Biophysics
We present a new extensive database containing experimental scattering matrix elements as functions of the scattering angle measured at 441.6 and 632.8 nm for a large collection of micron-sized mineral particles in random orientation. This unique database is accessible through the World-Wide Web. Size distribution tables of the particles are also provided, as well as other characteristics relevant to light scattering. The database provides the light scattering community with easily accessible information that is useful, for a variety of applications such as testing theoretical methods, and the interpretation of measurements of scattered radiation. To illustrate the use of the database, we consider cometary observations and compare them with (I) cometary analog data from the database, and (2) with results of Mie calculations for homogeneous spheres, having the same refractive index and size distribution as those of the analog data. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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