Improved Curtis-Godson Approximation in a Non-Homogeneous Atmosphere

Giichi Yamamoto Geographical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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Susumu Yamamoto Geographical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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Abstract

This paper presents a method of improving the Curtis-Godson approximation for computing transmission along a non-homogeneous path. The present approximation, as well as those by Curtis-Godson and by Goody, are applied to model atmospheres with typical distributions of three important absorbers, CO2, H2O and O3. Error estimates for each are discussed.

Abstract

This paper presents a method of improving the Curtis-Godson approximation for computing transmission along a non-homogeneous path. The present approximation, as well as those by Curtis-Godson and by Goody, are applied to model atmospheres with typical distributions of three important absorbers, CO2, H2O and O3. Error estimates for each are discussed.

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