Q-space analysis of light scattering by ice crystals Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Q-space analysis is applied to extensive simulations of the single-scattering properties of ice crystals with various habits/shapes over a range of sizes. The analysis uncovers features common to all the shapes: a forward scattering regime with intensity quantitatively related to the Rayleigh scattering by the particle and the internal coupling parameter, followed by a Guinier regime dependent upon the particle size, a complex power law regime with incipient two dimensional diffraction effects, and, in some cases, an enhanced backscattering regime. The effects of significant absorption on the scattering profile are also studied. The overall features found for the ice crystals are similar to features in scattering from same sized spheres.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Heinson, Y. W., Maughan, J. B., Ding, J., Chakrabarti, A., Yang, P., & Sorensen, C. M.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Heinson, Yuli W||Maughan, Justin B||Ding, Jiachen||Chakrabarti, Amitabha||Yang, Ping||Sorensen, Christopher M

publication date

  • December 2016