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Electromagnetic (EM) Wave Radiative Transfer through Cloudy Atmospheres and Hyper-Temporal Detection of Forward/Multiply-Scattered Light


Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

RO# Location
13.40.01.B7620 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


Name E-mail Phone
Roadcap, John Russell 505.853.3711


The Associate will have the opportunity to perform fundamental investigations of EM wave radiative transfer through hazy, cloudy, and precipitating atmospheres and hyper-temporal detection of forward and multiply-scattered light sources through these media. Phenomena include incident EM wave scattering, absorption, and emission by polydisperse particles with non-uniform shapes and complex permittivities, phase function, and polarized wave intensity as functions of scattering angle, molecular spectroscopic absorption, and molecular scattering. Wavelengths of interest span the ultraviolet through infrared and microwave spectral regions and can involve monochromatic or broadband sources. The novel development of hyper-temporal time series analysis methods using advanced digital signal processing and remote-sensing techniques to detect forward, multiply-scattered point source intensities will also be considered. The Associate will be expected to document, interpret, and explain their findings associated with these phenomena.



Balanis CA: Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1018: 2012

Chandrasekhar, S.:  Radiative Transfer.  New York:  Dover Publications, 393 pp., 1960.

Norquist DC, et al: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 47: 1322, 2008


Electromagnetic wave; Radiative transfer; Scattering; Absorption; Emission; Polarization; Refraction; Fourier transform; Digital signal processing; Remote sensing;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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