An overview of the AIRS radiative transfer model

  title={An overview of the AIRS radiative transfer model},
  author={Larrabee L. Strow and Scott E. Hannon and Sergio De Souza-Machado and Howard E. Motteler and David C. Tobin},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
The two main elements of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Radiative Transfer Algorithm (AIRS-RTA) are described in this paper: 1) the fast parameterization of the atmospheric transmittances that are used to perform the AIRS physical retrievals and 2) the spectroscopy used to generate the parameterized transmittances. We concentrate on those aspects of the spectroscopy that are especially relevant for temperature and water vapor retrievals. The AIRS-RTA is a hybrid model in that it parameterizes… CONTINUE READING
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