(energy transfer in the form of electromagnetic radiation)
Radiative transfer is the transfer of energy via
electromagnetic radiation (EMR) through a gas or plasma, in particular,
for a gas not so transparent that EMR merely misses all impediments.
For such a less-than-transparent gas, absorption, emission,
and scattering by the constituent particles (e.g., atoms)
are basic to the process.
The quantity radiance, the rate of energy flowing at a given
time through a given area at a given location, characterizes the
amount of radiative transfer. Spectral radiance is the radiance
at a given wavelength.
A equation of radiative transfer (RTE) describes this process, relating the transmission of
energy to quantities that characterize the likelihood of absorption,
emission, and scattering.
Referenced by pages:
kappa mechanism (κ-mechanism)
mean free path
radiation hydrodynamics (RHD)
radiative transfer code (RT code)
equation of radiative transfer (RTE)
radiative transfer model (RTM)
thermodynamic equilibrium (TE)
white dwarf (WD)