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An efficient method for computing the absorption of solar radiation by water vaporChou and Arking (1980) have developed a fast but accurate method for computing the IR cooling rate due to water vapor. Using a similar approach, the considered investigation develops a method for computing the heating rates due to the absorption of solar radiation by water vapor in the wavelength range from 4 to 8.3 micrometers. The validity of the method is verified by comparison with line-by-line calculations. An outline is provided of an efficient method for transmittance and flux computations based upon actual line parameters. High speed is achieved by employing a one-parameter scaling approximation to convert an inhomogeneous path into an equivalent homogeneous path at suitably chosen reference conditions.
Document ID
19810054461
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chou, M.-D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Arking, A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume: 38
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other