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13 June 2014 MODTRAN6: a major upgrade of the MODTRAN radiative transfer code
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The MODTRAN6 radiative transfer (RT) code is a major advancement over earlier versions of the MODTRAN atmospheric transmittance and radiance model. This version of the code incorporates modern software ar- chitecture including an application programming interface, enhanced physics features including a line-by-line algorithm, a supplementary physics toolkit, and new documentation. The application programming interface has been developed for ease of integration into user applications. The MODTRAN code has been restructured towards a modular, object-oriented architecture to simplify upgrades as well as facilitate integration with other developers' codes. MODTRAN now includes a line-by-line algorithm for high resolution RT calculations as well as coupling to optical scattering codes for easy implementation of custom aerosols and clouds.
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Alexander Berk, Patrick Conforti, Rosemary Kennett, Timothy Perkins, Frederick Hawes, and Jeannette van den Bosch "MODTRAN6: a major upgrade of the MODTRAN radiative transfer code", Proc. SPIE 9088, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XX, 90880H (13 June 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2050433
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