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Drop shape as ellipsoid with concave bottom (Pruppacher-Pitter drop)

On scattering cross-section calculation accuracy of nonspherical particles of rain precipitation using the dipole scattering approximation

Ganna Bogdanivna Veselovska, Grigoriy I. Khlopov


Comparative relationships of the numerical simulation results of the scattering cross-section (SCS) of raindrops have been presented using the approximate method of dipole scattering and the rigorous method of moments. The scope of applicability of the dipole scattering were also determined with due regard for the calculation accuracy of nonspherical drop SCS.


scattering cross-section; ellipsoidal drop; Pruppacher-Pitter drop; dipole scattering approximation; method of moments

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