Master of Science (MS)
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Dieudonne D. Phanord
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A more general diffusion model for lightning radiative transfer is presented. The development is based on the work published by Koshak et al (J. Geo. Phys. Res., vol. 99, (D7), 14361-371, (1994). In this thesis, the diffusion coefficient is allowed to vary as a function of the radial component of the cloud and cylindrical geometry is used. Different approximations in the analysis of the resulting radial equation are provided. The method of Frobenius permits the obtention of a complete solution. Possibilities and means for further development of this research are included.
Cumulonimbus; Cylindrical geometry; Light; Light – Scattering; Lightning; Mathematical physics; Scattering; Separation of variables; Spherical harmonics; Thundercloud
Applied Mathematics | Other Physics | Physics
Saint-Pierre, Elliott Paul, "A More General Diffusion Model For Lightning Radiative Transfer" (2013). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2024.