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Atmospheric ultraviolet radiance integrated code (AURIC): current capabilities for rapidly modeling dayglow from the far UV to the near IR
Author(s): Douglas J. Strickland; J. Scott Evans; James E. Bishop; Tariq Majeed; P. Mike Shen; Richard Link; Robert E. Huffman
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Paper Abstract

Computational Physics, Inc. (CPI) has been under contract to the Air Force Phillips Laboratory/Geophysics Directorate to re-engineer CPI dayglow and nightglow codes conforming to modern programming standards, followed by testing and validation of these codes. The software and associated input files comprise that portion of AURIC for the modeling of dayglow and nightglow from 100 to about 900 nm (MODTRAN comprises the other portion). This paper will describe the current capabilities of the dayglow portion of AURIC and present selected dayglow results. The dayglow portion models photoionization, photodissociation, photoelectric energy degradation, photoelectron impact excitation, chemistry, solar resonance and resonant fluorescence scattering, and multiple scattering of optically thick lines. Calculated observables are ion and neutral densities and radiances of atomic lines and molecular band systems. AURIC is currently being used to analyze satellite optical data, perform studies of production and loss processes, and support satellite experiments through data simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2831, Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation, (8 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257195
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas J. Strickland, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
J. Scott Evans, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
James E. Bishop, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
Tariq Majeed, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
P. Mike Shen, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
Richard Link, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Robert E. Huffman, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2831:
Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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