Radiative Transfer in Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres

Radiative Transfer in Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres

Simon-Diaz, Sergio (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife); Arevalo, Maria Jesus (Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife); Crivellari, Lucio (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife)

Cambridge University Press






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This volume gives an essential overview of the physical and mathematical background of radiative transfer, and its applications to stellar and planetary atmospheres. With improvements in observational and computational facilities and new applications in the field, it is a go-to resource for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics.
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The physical grounds of radiative transfer Lucio Crivellari; 2. Fundamental physical aspects of radiative transfer Artemio Herrero; 3. Numerical methods in radiative transfer Olga Atanackovic; 4. Stellar atmosphere codes Mats Carlsson; 5. Radiative transfer in the (expanding) atmospheres of early type stars, and related problems Joachim Puls; 6. Phenomenology and physics of late-type stars Maria Bergemann, Camilla Juul Hansen and Timothy C. Beers; 7. Modeling the atmospheres of ultracool dwarfs and extrasolar planets Mark S. Marley.
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