Advances in radiative transfer

  • Wehrse R
  • Kalkofen W
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Abstract

This review describes advances in radiative transfer theory since about 1985. We stress fundamental aspects and emphasize modern methods for the numerical solution of the transfer equation for spatially multidimensional problems, for both unpolarized and polarized radiation. We restrict the discussion to two-level atoms with noninverted populations for given temperature, density and velocity fields.

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  • Many lines
  • Methods of solution for transfer equation
  • Polarization
  • Radiative transfer
  • Specific intensity

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Authors

  • Rainer Wehrse

  • Wolfgang Kalkofen

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