A structural model is developed for the single-scattering properties of snow and graupel particles with a strongly heterogeneous morphology and an arbitrary variable mass density. This effort is aimed to provide a mechanism to consider particle mass density variation in the microwave scattering coefficients implemented in the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM). The stochastic model applies a bicontinuous random medium algorithm to a simple base shape and uses the Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) method to compute the single-scattering properties of the resulting complex morphology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer|
|State||Published - May 2018|
- Bicontinuous random medium
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics