On derivation of the size distribution of cloud droplets from the phase function *

Bull, Nov
2016 Comp. Center, Num. Anal   unpublished
This paper deals with an ill-posed problem to determine the size distribution for water drops in a cloud from a given scattering phase function. Numerical experiments have shown that a method based on non-negative least squares with additional requirements of smoothness can be used to solve the ill-posed problems. Keywords: ill-posed problem, numerical method, scattering phase function, water drop clouds in the atmosphere, size distribution of water droplets.