Accession Number:

ADA207667

Title:

The Strategic High-Altitude Atmospheric Radiation Code (SHARC) User Instructions.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 87-Jan 89,

Corporate Author:

SPECTRAL SCIENCES INC BURLINGTON MA

Report Date:

1989-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

175.0

Abstract:

This report describes how to implement and use the Strategic High-Altitude Radiance Code SHARC. SHARC calculates atmospheric radiation for paths from 60 to 300 km altitude in the 2-40 micron spectral region. It models radiation due to NLTE Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium molecular emissions which are the dominant sources at these altitudes. This initial version of SHARC includes the five strongest IR radiators, CO2, NO, O3, H20, and CO. The code is available on magnetic tape and can be obtained by written request to AFGLOPB. Keywords Carbon dioxide Carbon monoxide Water vapor Nitrogen monoxide Ozone Mesosphere Thermosphere Atmospheric transmittance Infrared radiation. JHD

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE