ARTS, the Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator - Version 2.2, the planetary toolbox edition
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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.

Författare

S.A. Buehler

Universität Hamburg

Jana Mendrok

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Mikrovågs- och optisk fjärranalys

Patrick Eriksson

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Mikrovågs- och optisk fjärranalys

Agnès Perrin

Université 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

Ämneskategorier

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Annan fysik

DOI

10.5194/gmd-11-1537-2018

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2018-06-11