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Radiative Transfer (RT) Models

Space borne instruments measure the properties of electromagnetic waves emitted or scattered by the Earth, to understand where these waves originate from, how they interact with the environment, and how they propagate towards the sensor, mathematical models of radiation transfer (RT) are developed: one assume that properties about the sources of radiation and the environment are known and the model calculates the radiation field as the sensor should measure them.

In solar domain, radiation transfer models are tools to represent the scattering and absorption of radiation by scattering elements/centers. They should satisfy energy conservation. Spectral properties are depending on the geophysical medium: atmosphere, ocean, soil, or vegetation.