Interpolation and Profile Correction (IPC) Method for Shortwave Radiative Transfer in Spectral Intervals of Gaseous Absorption

Alexei I. Lyapustin University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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Abstract

The new interpolation and profile correction (IPC) method for radiance/flux calculations in gaseous absorption bands is presented. The IPC method is designed to allow an arbitrary spectral resolution including monochromatic mode. It features a high computational efficiency typical of the correlated-k method, and an accuracy comparable to that of the line-by-line codes. The IPC method may be considered as a variant of the spectral mapping techniques powerfully enhanced by a straightforward correction of the solution for single and multiple scattering.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Alexei I. Lyapustin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 920, Greenbelt, MD 20771. Email: alyapust@pop900.gsfc.nasa.gov

Abstract

The new interpolation and profile correction (IPC) method for radiance/flux calculations in gaseous absorption bands is presented. The IPC method is designed to allow an arbitrary spectral resolution including monochromatic mode. It features a high computational efficiency typical of the correlated-k method, and an accuracy comparable to that of the line-by-line codes. The IPC method may be considered as a variant of the spectral mapping techniques powerfully enhanced by a straightforward correction of the solution for single and multiple scattering.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Alexei I. Lyapustin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 920, Greenbelt, MD 20771. Email: alyapust@pop900.gsfc.nasa.gov

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