Abstract

A two-stream radiative transfer model is used to derive expressions for the multiple-scattered transmitted flux (including single-scattering contributions) and the total effective average photon path length on transmission of a normally incident plane-parallel beam on a homogeneous layer characterized by the optical depth, the single-scattering albedo, and the asymmetry parameter of the scatterers. The results are simple analytical expressions that are useful for modifying the Beer–Lambert transmission law for a thick scattering medium in which the multiple-scattering contribution to the transmission is not negligible.

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