In this talk, I will discuss three topics. First, a review of the main steps for numerical simulation of scattering of the monochromatic solar light in a plane-parallel atmosphere. Second, the basic concepts for representation of the polarized light and its transformation will be considered. Finally, I will discuss the polarized (vector) radiative transfer codes recently developed in the Climate & Radiation Laboratory. Many equations will be shown, but the focus will be on the main idea for each step, rather than the mathematical details. The seminar may be useful for those wanting to refresh their knowledge in atmospheric (polarized) radiative transfer.
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