# How do you solve the radiative transfer equation?

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Sep 23, 2017

#### Answer:

It's not a simple process. You will need to understand calculus just to follow the explanation, much less perform the calculations.

#### Explanation:

The equations have been worked out. You only need to use your specific data.

Some good references are here (advanced, academic):

http://ads.harvard.edu/books/1989fsa..book/AbookC10.pdf

and here, better tutorial presentation with excellent graphics:

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/kud/teaching_12/3_Radiative_transfer.pdf