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Title: A Quantitative Test of the Applicability of Independent Scattering to High Albedo Planetary Regoliths
Authors: Goguen, Jay D.
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Icarus
Abstract: To test the hypothesis that the independent scattering calculation widely used to model radiative transfer in atmospheres and clouds will give a useful approximation to the intensity and linear polarization of visible light scattered from an optically thick surface of transparent particles, laboratory measurements are compared to the independent scattering calculation for a surface of spherical particles with known optical constants and size distribution. Because the shape, size distribution, and optical constants of the particles are known, the independent scattering calculation is completely determined and the only remaining unknown is the net effect of the close packing of the particles in the laboratory sample surface...
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