Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematical Sciences

First Committee Member

Dieudonne D. Phanord

Number of Pages

63

Abstract

A one-speed Boltzmann transport theory, with diffusion approximations, is applied to study the radiative transfer properties of lightning in optically thick thunder clouds. The cloud is modeled in terms of spherical geometry and studies on the effects of multiple scattering are considered. Mathematically, the cloud is composed of a homogeneous distribution of spherical water droplets. Computationally, the cloud is treated as a nuclear reactor, with photons replaced by neutrons. Diffusion techniques common in nuclear reactor analyses are applied as in [1]. Relevant numerical techniques will be used to simulate the Cloud Results for the obtained intensity distribution will be compared to those obtained in [1].

Keywords

Diffusion; Geometry; Lightning; Model; Radiative; Spherical; Transfer

Controlled Subject

Mathematics

File Format

pdf

File Size

1310.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/cfcg-i7iz


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