##### A generalized spherical harmonics solution for radiative transfer models that include polarization effects

Review articleOpen access###### R.D.M. Garcia - No affiliation found

**1986/11/01**DOI: 10.1016/0022-4073(86)90097-X

*Full-length article***Journal:**Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

##### Abstract:

AbstractA generalized spherical harmonics solution for all components (m ⩾ 0) in a Fourier representation of the Stokes vector basic to the scattering of polarized light is developed, and computational aspects of the solution are discussed in detail. The established solution is used in regard to two test problems to obtain numerical results, accurate, in general, to five significant figures, for the four Stokes parameters.

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