SCIATRAN 2.0 – A new radiative transfer model for geophysical applications in the 175–2400 nm spectral region

  title={SCIATRAN 2.0 – A new radiative transfer model for geophysical applications in the 175–2400 nm spectral region},
  author={A. Rozanov and V. Rozanov and M. Buchwitz and A. Kokhanovsky and J. Burrows},
  journal={Advances in Space Research},
Abstract A successor version of the SCIATRAN radiative transfer model (RTM) has been developed to perform radiative transfer modeling in any observation geometry appropriate to measurements of the scattered solar radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere. The model is designed to be used as a forward model in the retrieval of atmospheric constituents from measurements of scattered solar light by satellite, ground-based, or airborne instruments in UV–Vis–NIR spectral region. Furthermore, it can be… Expand
Initial results for the coupled and extended SCIATRAN version including radiation processes in the water.
To date, the software package SCIATRAN [V. V. Rozanov et al., 2002; A. Rozanov et al., 2005, 2008] has been used for modelling radiative processes in the atmosphere for the retrieval of trace gasesExpand
Coupled ocean-atmosphere radiative transfer model in the framework of software package SCIATRAN: Selected comparisons to model and satellite data
In order to accurately retrieve data products of importance for ocean biooptics and biogeochemistry an accurate ocean-atmosphere radiative transfer model is required. For these purposes the softwareExpand
Radiative transfer through terrestrial atmosphere and ocean: Software package SCIATRAN
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Ozone profiles retrieval from SCIAMACHY Chappuis-Wulf limb scattered spectra using MART
The Scanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric ChartographY (SCIAMACHY) instrument, launched on the Envisat satellite in March 2002, measures the earthshine radiance, simultaneouslyExpand
A method for retrieving vertical ozone profiles from limb scattered measurements
A two-step method is employed in this study to retrieve vertical ozone profiles using scattered measurements from the limb of the atmosphere. The combination of the Differential Optical AbsorptionExpand
An efficient algorithm for polarization in the SASKTRAN radiative transfer framework
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Retrieval of water vapor vertical distributions in the upper troposphere and the lower stratosphere from SCIAMACHY limb measurements
Abstract. This study describes the retrieval of water vapor vertical distributions in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) altitude range from space-borne observations of the scatteredExpand
Retrieval of atmospheric CO2 from satellite near-infrared nadir spectra in a scattering atmosphere
An optimal estimation based retrieval scheme for satellite based measurements of XCO2 (the column averaged mixing ratio of atmospheric CO2) is presented enabling accurate retrievals also in theExpand
Radiative transfer solutions for coupled atmosphere ocean systems using the matrix operator technique
Abstract Accurate radiative transfer models are the key tools for the understanding of radiative transfer processes in the atmosphere and ocean, and for the development of remote sensing algorithms.Expand
From Radiation Fields to Atmospheric Concentrations – Retrieval of Geophysical Parameters
Satellite-based atmospheric remote sensing aims at deriving the properties of trace gases, aerosols and clouds, as well as surface parameters from the measured top-of-atmosphere spectral radiance andExpand


Sciatran - a new radiative transfer model for geophysical applications in the 240–2400 NM spectral region: the pseudo-spherical version
Abstract A radiative transfer model, SCIATRAN, has been developed mainly for the retrieval of atmospheric constituents from global nadir radiance measurements of the SCIAMACHY satellite spectrometer.Expand
GOMETRAN: A radiative transfer model for the satellite project GOME, the plane-parallel version
The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) is a new, nadir-viewing instrument on the European Space Agency satellite ERS 2 which was launched in April 1995. With diode-array detector technology,Expand
Comparison of radiative transfer models for limb‐viewing scattered sunlight measurements
[1] This study compares the limb scattered radiances calculated by six radiative transfer models for a variety of viewing conditions. Atmospheres that include molecular scattering, aerosolExpand
A numerical radiative transfer model for a spherical planetary atmosphere: combined differential-integral approach involving the Picard iterative approximation
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Abstract One significant limitation to the accuracy of the remote sensing of trace gas constituents in the atmosphere, using UV-visible spectroscopy and scattered sunlight, has often been a reliableExpand
The physical parameterization of the top-of-atmosphere reflection function for a cloudy atmosphere—underlying surface system: the oxygen A-band case study
Abstract The paper is devoted to the physical parameterization of the top-of-atmosphere reflection function. The accuracy of the parameterization is checked against exact radiative transferExpand
Radiative transfer model MCC++ with evaluation of weighting functions in spherical atmosphere for use in retrieval algorithms
Abstract A linearized radiative transfer model MCC++ designed for use in retrieval algorithms was developed. It calculates the weighting functions with respect to the absorption in all atmosphericExpand
Retrieval of atmospheric constituents in the uv-visible: a new quasi-analytical approach for the calculation of weighting functions
Abstract Novel mathematical procedures for the efficient calculation of weighting functions inside finite differencing radiative transfer models are presented. Linearization of the radiative transferExpand
Numerically stable algorithm for discrete-ordinate-method radiative transfer in multiple scattering and emitting layered media.
We summarize an advanced, thoroughly documented, and quite general purpose discrete ordinate algorithm for time-independent transfer calculations in vertically inhomogeneous, nonisothermal,Expand
Combined differential‐integral approach for the radiation field computation in a spherical shell atmosphere: Nonlimb geometry
A new combined differential-integral approach (CDI) has been developed, which is more accurate than commonly used pseudospherical models but not so complicated and computer time-consuming as a fullyExpand