Gimeno-Garcia, Sebastian and Trautmann, Thomas (2003) Radiative transfer modelling in inhomogeneous clouds by means of the MonteCarlo method. Other. 30, 29 S.
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The Monte Carlo (MC) method is an effective approach to simulate the radiative transfer in an inhomogeneous cloudy atmosphere. It is based on the direct physical simulation of the extinction processes that solar and thermal photons incur when traveling through the atmosphere. A detailed description of the MC method is presented in the second chapter. A new three-dimensional Monte Carlo radiative transfer model, based on a pre-existing model (Trautmann et al. ), has been developed. Some outstanding characteristics of this model are discussed in chapter 3. Several simulations of reflectances, transmittances, absorptances and horizontal flux densities have been performed, the results of which have been compared with worldwide accepted codes (chapter 4). The two cases selected for the radiative transfer computations were taken from the Intercomparison of 3D Radiation Codes (I3RC) project: an ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurements) reconstructed cloud and a 3D marine boundary layer cloud.
|Document Type:||Monograph (Other)|
|Title:||Radiative transfer modelling in inhomogeneous clouds by means of the MonteCarlo method|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Series Name:||Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen des Instituts für Meteorologie der Universität Leipzig|
|Keywords:||radiative transfer simulation, Monte Carlo model, 3-D radiative transfer, cloud inhomogeneities, transmittance, reflectance|
|Institution:||Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen des Instituts für Meteorologie der Universität Leipzig, 30, 29-43, 2003|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Remote Sensing Technology Institute|
|Deposited By:||Cornelia Roehl|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||07 Apr 2010 10:26|
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