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Atmospheric Attenuation In The 30 To 300 GHz Region Using RADTRAN And MWTRAN
Author(s): Vincent J. Falcone Jr.; Leonard W. Abreu; Eric P. Shettle
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Paper Abstract

Radiative transfer in the earth's atmosphere is modeled by a computer code called RADTRAN. RADTRAN may be used to model atmospheric transmission and emission in the frequency range of 30-300 GHz. Two versions of this computer code exist: the first is RADTRAN which incorporates six model clear atmospheres, six cloud models, six rain models and eight humidity models to model worldwide atmospheric conditions; the second is MWTRAN which is approximately one-sixth of the physical size of RADTRAN. Both RADTRAN and MWTRAN allow the researcher to read in any model data in any format.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0337, Millimeter Wave Technology I, (22 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965927
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent J. Falcone Jr., Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
Leonard W. Abreu, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
Eric P. Shettle, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0337:
Millimeter Wave Technology I
William E. Keicher; Ronald R. Parenti, Editor(s)

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