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MODTRAN5: 2006 update
Author(s): Alexander Berk; Gail P. Anderson; Prabhat K. Acharya; Lawrence S. Bernstein; Leon Muratov; Jamine Lee; Marsha Fox; Steve M. Adler-Golden; James H. Chetwynd; Michael L. Hoke; Ronald B. Lockwood; James A. Gardner; Thomas W. Cooley; Christoph C. Borel; Paul E. Lewis; Eric P. Shettle
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Paper Abstract

The MODTRAN5 radiation transport (RT) model is a major advancement over earlier versions of the MODTRAN atmospheric transmittance and radiance model. New model features include (1) finer spectral resolution via the Spectrally Enhanced Resolution MODTRAN (SERTRAN) molecular band model, (2) a fully coupled treatment of auxiliary molecular species, and (3) a rapid, high fidelity multiple scattering (MS) option. The finer spectral resolution improves model accuracy especially in the mid- and long-wave infrared atmospheric windows; the auxiliary species option permits the addition of any or all of the suite of HITRAN molecular line species, along with default and user-defined profile specification; and the MS option makes feasible the calculation of Vis-NIR databases that include high-fidelity scattered radiances. Validations of the new band model algorithms against line-by-line (LBL) codes have proven successful.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6233, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII, 62331F (8 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665077
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Berk, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Gail P. Anderson, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Prabhat K. Acharya, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence S. Bernstein, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Leon Muratov, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Jamine Lee, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Marsha Fox, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Steve M. Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
James H. Chetwynd, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michael L. Hoke, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ronald B. Lockwood, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James A. Gardner, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas W. Cooley, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Christoph C. Borel, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Paul E. Lewis, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)
Eric P. Shettle, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6233:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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