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Effects of band division on radiative calculations
Author(s): Hua Zhang; Tsuneaki Suzuki; Teruyuki Nakajima; Guangyu Shi; Xiaoye Zhang; Yi Liu
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Paper Abstract

Band division is an important basis in radiative calculations, and the configuration of band divisions for various research purposes directly influences the accuracy and speed of radiative transfer computations. We explore four band-division schemes and their impacts on computed radiative fluxes and cooling rates. We explain that discrepancies in solar radiation at the surface that exist between radiation models and observations under clear-sky conditions arise partly from ignoring minor gases and weak absorption bands for major gases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(1) 016002 doi: 10.1117/1.2160521
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Hua Zhang, China Meteorological Administration (China)
Tsuneaki Suzuki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Japan)
Teruyuki Nakajima, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Guangyu Shi, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (China)
Xiaoye Zhang, China Meteorological Administration (China)
Yi Liu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (China)

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