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The libRadtran software package for radiative transfer calculations (version 2.0.1)

Emde, Claudia and Buras-Schnell, Robert and Kylling, A. and Mayer, Bernhard and Gasteiger, Josef and Hamann, Ulrich and Kylling, J. and Richter, B. and Pause, Christian and Dowling, Tim and Bugliaro, Luca (2016) The libRadtran software package for radiative transfer calculations (version 2.0.1). Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (5), pp. 1647-1672. Copernicus Publications. DOI: [10.5194/gmd-9-1647-2016] ISSN 1991-959X

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Abstract

libRadtran is a widely used software package for radiative transfer calculations. It allows one to compute (polarized) radiances, irradiance, and actinic fluxes in the solar and thermal spectral regions. libRadtran has been used for various applications, including remote sensing of clouds, aerosols and trace gases in the Earth's atmosphere, climate studies, e.g., for the calculation of radiative forcing due to different atmospheric components, for UV forecasting, the calculation of photolysis frequencies, and for remote sensing of other planets in our solar system. The package has been described in Mayer and Kylling (2005). Since then several new features have been included, for example polarization, Raman scattering, a new molecular gas absorption parameterization, and several new parameterizations of cloud and aerosol optical properties. Furthermore, a graphical user interface is now available, which greatly simplifies the usage of the model, especially for new users. This paper gives an overview of libRadtran version 2.0.1 with a focus on new features. Applications including these new features are provided as examples of use. A complete description of libRadtran and all its input options is given in the user manual included in the libRadtran software package, which is freely available at http://www.libradtran.org.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103174/
Document Type:Article
Title:The libRadtran software package for radiative transfer calculations (version 2.0.1)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Emde, ClaudiaLMUUNSPECIFIED
Buras-Schnell, RobertSchnell AlgorithmsUNSPECIFIED
Kylling, A.NILU, Kjeller, NUNSPECIFIED
Mayer, BernhardLMUUNSPECIFIED
Gasteiger, JosefLMUUNSPECIFIED
Hamann, UlrichMeteoSwissUNSPECIFIED
Kylling, J.NILUUNSPECIFIED
Richter, B.LMUUNSPECIFIED
Pause, ChristianLMUUNSPECIFIED
Dowling, TimUniversity of LouisvilleUNSPECIFIED
Bugliaro, LucaDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Date:3 May 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Geoscientific Model Development
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:9
DOI :[10.5194/gmd-9-1647-2016]
Page Range:pp. 1647-1672
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1991-959X
Status:Published
Keywords:Radiative transfer
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Bugliaro Goggia, Dr.rer.nat. Luca
Deposited On:23 Feb 2016 07:22
Last Modified:02 May 2019 14:14

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