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A new code SORD for simulation of polarized light scattering in the Earth atmosphere
Author(s): Sergey Korkin; Alexei Lyapustin; Aliaksandr Sinyuk; Brent Holben
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Paper Abstract

We report a new publicly available radiative transfer (RT) code for numerical simulation of polarized light scattering in plane-parallel Earth atmosphere. Using 44 benchmark tests, we prove high accuracy of the new RT code, SORD (Successive ORDers of scattering1, 2). We describe capabilities of SORD and show run time for each test on two different machines. At present, SORD is supposed to work as part of the Aerosol Robotic NETwork3 (AERONET) inversion algorithm. For natural integration with the AERONET software, SORD is coded in Fortran 90/95. The code is available by email request from the corresponding (first) author or from or

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9853, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII, 985305 (4 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223423
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey Korkin, USRA GESTAR (United States)
NASA GSFC (United States)
Alexei Lyapustin, NASA GSFC (United States)
Aliaksandr Sinyuk, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
NASA GSFC (United States)
Brent Holben, NASA GSFC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9853:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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