Software for phase functions fast computation and optical phenomena visualization in water-drop atmospheric clouds

Andrey V. Zakovryashin, Sergei M. Prigarin

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In this paper, we describe numerical and visualization software that allows one to compute phase functions of atmospheric water-drop clouds for an arbitrary distribution of drop radius and represent such optical phenomena as fogbows, glories and coronas. High performance and computational accuracy of the algorithms are provided by the use of a large array of data preliminarily calculated for monodisperse media, and numerical integration by high-order quadrature rules. The software has a user-friendly interface, which allows an interactive design of particle size distributions, simultaneous computation of phase functions for several wavelengths, and immediate visualization of possible optical phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Subtitle of host publicationAtmospheric Physics
EditorsOleg A. Romanovskii, Gennadii G. Matvienko
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510622913
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event24th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics - Atmospheric Physics - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 Jul 20185 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference24th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics - Atmospheric Physics
CountryRussian Federation


  • Mie scattering
  • phase function
  • cloud
  • corona
  • glory
  • fogbow
  • numerical and visualization software

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