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The Enhanced AFGL RADTRAN Transmittance/Brightness Temperature Computer Code
Author(s): Ronald G. Isaacs; Shepard A. Clough; Robert D. Worsham; Vincent J. Falcone
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe recent enhancements to the RADTRAN algorithm including: (a) the capability to model polarized microwave surface emissivity for ocean, dry and moist soil, various types of vegetation, sea ice, and snow cover, (b) calculation of the scattering properties of precipitation, (c) treatment of multiple scattering by precipitation in the evaluation of background brightness temperature, and (d) the incorporation of simple statistical parameter retrieval methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1115, Propagation Engineering, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960877
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Isaacs, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) (United States)
Shepard A. Clough, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) (United States)
Robert D. Worsham, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) (United States)
Vincent J. Falcone, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL/LYS) (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1115:
Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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