colour.rayleigh_scattering

colour.rayleigh_scattering(wavelength, CO2_concentration=300, temperature=288.15, pressure=101325, latitude=0, altitude=0, avogadro_constant=6.02214179e+23, n_s=<function air_refraction_index_Bodhaine1999>, F_air=<function F_air_Bodhaine1999>)

Returns the Rayleigh optical depth \(T_r(\lambda)\) as function of wavelength \(\lambda\) in centimeters (cm).

Parameters
  • wavelength (numeric or array_like) – Wavelength \(\lambda\) in centimeters (cm).

  • CO2_concentration (numeric or array_like, optional) – \(CO_2\) concentration in parts per million (ppm).

  • temperature (numeric or array_like, optional) – Air temperature \(T[K]\) in kelvin degrees.

  • pressure (numeric or array_like) – Surface pressure \(P\) of the measurement site.

  • latitude (numeric or array_like, optional) – Latitude of the site in degrees.

  • altitude (numeric or array_like, optional) – Altitude of the site in meters.

  • avogadro_constant (numeric or array_like, optional) – Avogadro’s number (molecules \(mol^{-1}\)).

  • n_s (object) – Air refraction index \(n_s\) computation method.

  • F_air (object) – \((6+3_p)/(6-7_p)\), the depolarisation term \(F(air)\) or King Factor computation method.

Returns

Rayleigh optical depth \(T_r(\lambda)\).

Return type

numeric or ndarray

Warning

Unlike most objects of colour.phenomena.rayleigh module, colour.phenomena.rayleigh_optical_depth() expects wavelength \(\lambda\) to be expressed in centimeters (cm).

References

[BWDS99], [Wikipedia01d]

Examples

>>> rayleigh_optical_depth(555 * 10e-8)  
0.1004070...