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) | ||||||
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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 | ||||||

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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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