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Atmospheric Transmittance And Radiance: The LOWTRAN 5 Code
Author(s): F. X. Kneizys; E. P. Shettle; W. O. Gallery
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Paper Abstract

A computer code, LOWTRAN 5, has been developed for calculating the transmission and background radiance of the earth's atmosphere at moderate spectral resolution 20 cm-1. The code was derived using a single parameter band model for molecular absorption and includes the effects of continuum absorption, molecular scattering, and aerosol extinction. A choice of atmospheric models and aerosol models is provided to the user for any atmospheric slant path. The LOWTRAN model is described and application of the code is given by examples of atmospheric transmittance and radiance spectra. Comments on the validity of the code are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0277, Atmospheric Transmission, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931910
Show Author Affiliations
F. X. Kneizys, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
E. P. Shettle, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
W. O. Gallery, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0277:
Atmospheric Transmission
Robert W. Fan, Editor(s)

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