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Computer simulation of light scattering in the atmosphere

Eva Markelj (2016) Computer simulation of light scattering in the atmosphere. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    In my diploma thesis I present computer simulation based on the Monte Carlo method. In the beginning I describe the method and some history behind it. I also present its components, which are important for using the method. In the following chapter, I present some simple examples of computer simulations. They are organized by difficulty, from basic to the more complicated ones. These examples are: calculating the mathematical constant π, random walk in one dimension, random walk in two dimensions, and neutron reflector. After that I introduce the main problem of the thesis, light scattering in the atmosphere. I describe the problem and its implementation in the computer simulation in detail. Using the results of my calculations I explain why the sky is blue when the sun is in the zenith and also why the sun is red at the sunset. I also made a picture of the sky and of the sun at the sunset, which are coloured according to the results of simulation.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: Monte Carlo method, random numbers, computer simulation, scattering light in the atmosphere, blue sky, red sun
    Number of Pages: 50
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Bojan GolliMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11215945)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3880
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 17:06
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 17:06
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3880

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