ARTS, the Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator - Version 2.2, the planetary toolbox edition
Journal article, 2018

This article describes the latest stable release (version 2.2) of the Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator (ARTS), a public domain software for radiative transfer simulations in the thermal spectral range (microwave to infrared). The main feature of this release is a planetary toolbox that allows simulations for the planets Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, in addition to Earth. This required considerable model adaptations, most notably in the area of gaseous absorption calculations. Other new features are also described, notably radio link budgets (including the effect of Faraday rotation that changes the polarization state) and the treatment of Zeeman splitting for oxygen spectral lines. The latter is relevant, for example, for the various operational microwave satellite temperature sensors of the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) family.

Author

S.A. Buehler

Universität Hamburg

Jana Mendrok

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Patrick Eriksson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Agnès Perrin

University Paris-Saclay

R. Larsson

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

O Lemke

Universität Hamburg

Geoscientific Model Development

1991-959X (ISSN)

Vol. 11 4 1537-1556

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Physics Topics

DOI

10.5194/gmd-11-1537-2018

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6/11/2018