# Radiative transfer for inhomogeneous atmospheres: RRTM, a validated correlated-k model for the longwave

@article{Mlawer1997RadiativeTF, title={Radiative transfer for inhomogeneous atmospheres: RRTM, a validated correlated-k model for the longwave}, author={Eli J. Mlawer and Steven J. Taubman and Patrick D. Brown and Michael Iacono and Shepard A. Clough}, journal={Journal of Geophysical Research}, year={1997}, volume={102}, pages={16663-16682} }

A rapid and accurate radiative transfer model (RRTM) for climate applications has been developed and the results extensively evaluated. The current version of RRTM calculates fluxes and cooling rates for the longwave spectral region (10–3000 cm−1) for an arbitrary clear atmosphere. The molecular species treated in the model are water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, methane, nitrous oxide, and the common halocarbons. The radiative transfer in RRTM is performed using the correlated-k method: the k…

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