Accession Number:

ADA285854

Title:

SHARC-3 Calculations of Atmospheric IR Radiance in the Solar Terminator Region

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SPECTRAL SCIENCES INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Air Force SHARC-3 Atmospheric IR radiance code has been used to simulate CO2, O3, and OH limb radiances observed in the solar terminator region during the 1977 SPIRE and 1991 CIRRIS-1A experiments. These calculations represent the first direct comparisons with field data using the new multiple- profiles and multiple-atmospheres features in SHARC-3. The good agreement between the SHARC-3 predictions and the data provide substantial validation of the kinetic and radiation transport models in SHARC as well as the 03 and H atom profiles from the SHARC Atmosphere Generator. Infrared, Ozone, Hydroxyl, Limb, Atmosphere, Shadow, Radiation

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE