Estimation of a radiative property of scattering and absorbing media

J. Yamada, Y. Kurosaki

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This study proposes a simple estimation method for the albedo, which is one of the radiative properties of scattering and absorbing media. The method enables us to determine the albedo from the measured emittance of the medium without a complicated inverse analysis, using the relation that the emittance of the optically thick medium depends only on the albedo when the scattering occurring in the medium is assumed to be isotropic. This study also deals with a measurement method for the emittance of the scattering and absorbing medium, which is necessary to estimate the albedo, and demonstrates the validity and the usefulness of both the measurement method for the emittance and the estimation method for the albedo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-556
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Albedo
  • Emittance
  • Radiation transfer
  • Radiative property
  • Scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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