Vol. 7, issue 09, article # 18

pdf Galileiskii V. P., Grishin A. I., Morozov A. M., Oshlakov V. K. Specular reflection from atmospheric nonspherical particles. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1994. V. 7. No. 09. P. 706-709.
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The results of floodlight sounding of atmospheric layers with spatio-oriented nonspherical particles are represented in this paper. It is shown that components obeying the regularities of diffuse scattering and specular reflection occur in the scattered radiation as a result of interaction of the directional optical radiation with such a layer. Depending on observational conditions the intensity of specularly reflected component may be several times higher than the intensity of radiation diffusely scattered in the same direction.