An exact solution to the time-dependent radiative transfer equation for the interior intensity in a semi-infinite atmosphere exhibiting temporal capture is obtained. The intensity is constructed from a solution found in neutron transport theory and can be expressed in terms of quadratures of elementary functions. The origin of the form of the emergent intensity found by Matsumoto is given, as well as a similarity relation and the relationship of the intensities in absorbing and nonabsorbing media.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer|
|State||Published - Aug 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics