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MODTRAN4 version 2: radiative transfer modeling
Author(s): Gail P. Anderson; Alexander Berk; Prabhat K. Acharya; Michael W. Matthew; Lawrence S. Bernstein; James H. Chetwynd Jr.; H. Dothe; Steven M. Adler-Golden; Anthony J. Ratkowski; Gerald W. Felde; James A. Gardner; Michael L. Hoke; Steven C. Richtsmeier; Laila S. Jeong
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Paper Abstract

MODTRAN4, version 2, will soon be released by the U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory; it is an extension of the MODTRAN4, v1, atmospheric transmission, radiance and flux model developed jointly by the Air Force Research Laboratory / Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL / VS) and Spectral Sciences, Inc. The primary accuracy improvements in MODTRAN4 remain those previously published: (1) the multiple scattering correlated-k approach to describe the statistically expected transmittance properties for each spectral bin and atmospheric layer, and (2) the Beer-Lambert formulation that improves the treatment of path inhomogeneities. Version 2 code enhancements are expected to include: *pressure-dependent atmospheric profile input, as an auxiliary where the hydrostatic equation is integrated explicitly to compute the altitudes, *CFC cross-sections with band model parameters derived from pseudo lines, *additional pressure-induced absorption features from O2, and *a new 5 cm-1 band model option. Prior code enhancements include the incorporation of solar azimuth dependence in the DISORT-based multiple scattering model, the introduction of surface BRDF (Bi-directional Radiance Distribution Functions) models and a 15 cm-1 band model for improved computational speed. Last year's changes to the HITRAN database, relevant to the 0.94 and 1.13 micrometers bands of water vapor, have been maintained in the MODTRAN4,v2 databases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4381, Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII, (20 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437035
Show Author Affiliations
Gail P. Anderson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Alexander Berk, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Prabhat K. Acharya, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Michael W. Matthew, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence S. Bernstein, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
James H. Chetwynd Jr., Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
H. Dothe, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Steven M. Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Anthony J. Ratkowski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gerald W. Felde, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James A. Gardner, Airforce Research Lab. and Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael L. Hoke, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Steven C. Richtsmeier, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Laila S. Jeong, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4381:
Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII
Sylvia S. Shen; Michael R. Descour, Editor(s)

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