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MODTRAN5: a reformulated atmospheric band model with auxiliary species and practical multiple scattering options
Author(s): Alexander Berk; Gail P. Anderson; Prabhat K. Acharya; Lawrence S. Bernstein; Leonid Muratov; Jamine Lee; Marsha J. Fox; Steven M. Adler-Golden; James H. Chetwynd; Michael L. Hoke; Ronald B. Lockwood; Thomas W. Cooley; James A. Gardner
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Paper Abstract

The MODTRAN5(1a, in press) radiation transport (RT) model is a major advancement over earlier versions of the MODTRAN(tm) atmospheric transmittance and radiance model. New model features include (1) finer spectral resolution via the Spectrally Enhanced Resolution MODTRAN(tm) (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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5655, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II, (20 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.578758
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Berk, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Gail P. Anderson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Prabhat K. Acharya, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence S. Bernstein, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Leonid Muratov, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Jamine Lee, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Marsha J. Fox, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Steven M. Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
James H. Chetwynd, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michael L. Hoke, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ronald B. Lockwood, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas W. Cooley, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James A. Gardner, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5655:
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II
Allen M. Larar; Makoto Suzuki; Qingxi Tong, Editor(s)

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