- Optical characteristics of
Definitions of basic characteristics of non-spherical scatterers and
comparison of these definitions with often more simple ones
for spherical scatterers.
- Most popular scatterer models and
Introductory notes on primarily parameters of light scattering models
and a list of the popular models and their features (under
- Exact and approximate computational
A brief comparative survey of methods and an original review of papers
where different methods where developed.
A list of reviews (under preparation) and links to the databases of
Hovenier's and Gustafson's groups on the visible/infrared and
microwave light scattering experiments, respectively.
- Bibliography on light
A database containing over 8000 references to papers on various aspects
of light scattering theory and its applications (one can now both
browse and search in the database)
and links to other useful bibliographic resources.
This nice site allows on-line calculations of various optical
of non-spherical scatterers using well docummented codes and a
user-friendly interface. The tool is designed for educational purposes
and is already used in the courses of aerosol physics and remote
at several universities all over the world.
- Radiative transfer
Optical characteristics required here are noted, a table of
methods is presented and as an illustration
a long list of the radiative transfer codes used in astronomy is
Links to other useful resources.