Radiant 1.0: a user's guide

Gabriel, Philip, author
Christi, Matthew J., author
Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, publisher
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There are quite a few radiative transfer (RT) codes currently available to the atmospheric science community. Although the amount of code out there is not scarce, the heart of many of these codes is based on one of two methods: the eigenmatrix method as implemented by the Discrete Ordinate Method of Radiative Transfer (DISORT) RT solver or the doubling/adding method. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: (1) to introduce and describe a new multiple scattering plane-parallel atmospheric RT solver that takes advantage of the benefits of both the above methods while leaving some of their more undesirable characteristics behind and (2) to assist the user in using this solver.
March 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (page 38).
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Radiative transfer
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