Radiative transfer

Om kursen

The course covers basic concepts of radiative transfer theory, as well as applications to atmospheric science and astronomy.

Module 1, 190909-191216 (5 points): Principles of radiative transfer and electromagnetic scattering
Module 2, 200113-200204 (3 points): specialized topics in atmospheric radiative transfer and astronomy, seminar talks given by students

After completion of the course the student should be able to:
  • Formulate and solve radiative transfer problems
  • Model input parameters for radiative transfer problems

Mer information

Michael Kahnert Michael.Kahnert@smhi.se


  • G. E. Thomas and K. Stamnes, Radiative transfer in the atmosphere and ocean, Cambridge University Press, 1999
  • M. Wendisch and P. Yang, Theory of atmospheric radiative transfer, Wiley, 2012
  • G. B. Rybicki and A. P. Lightman, Radiative processes in Astrophysics, Wiley, 1979
  • G. W. Petty, A first course in atmospheric radiation, Sundog Publishing, 2006


Michael Kahnert Michael.Kahnert@smhi.se