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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 6304–6312

Fast radiative-transfer model based on the correlated k-distribution method for a high-resolution satellite sounder

Yuzo Mano and Hiroshi Ishimoto  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 34, pp. 6304-6312 (2004)

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A fast radiative-transfer model for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) was developed by use of a correlated k-distribution method. Transmittances produced by the correlated k-distribution method are systematically displaced from those produced by a line-by-line method, and empirical correction is possible. A fast radiative model that includes this empirical correction has exhibited practical performance in tests of transmittance and brightness temperature that used an independent set of atmospheric profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1320) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric transmittance
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Published: December 1, 2004

Yuzo Mano and Hiroshi Ishimoto, "Fast radiative-transfer model based on the correlated k-distribution method for a high-resolution satellite sounder," Appl. Opt. 43, 6304-6312 (2004)

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