by Max Fairbairn
The text covers principles of planetary photometry (radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, reflectance functions, diffuse reflection and transmission, radiances of planetary spheres), albedo (scattering and absorption, single-scattering and normal albedo, net flux and exitance, hemispherical albedo, Gaussian triple integral algorithm), a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.
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