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Infrared radiation models for atmospheric ozoneA hierarchy of line-by-line, narrow-band, and broadband infrared radiation models are discussed for ozone, a radiatively important atmospheric trace gas. It is shown that the narrow-band (Malkmus) model is in near-precise agreement with the line-by-line model, thus providing a means of testing narrow-band Curtis-Godson scaling, and it is found that this scaling procedure leads to errors in atmospheric fluxes of up to 10 percent. Moreover, this is a direct consequence of the altitude dependence of the ozone mixing ratio. Somewhat greater flux errors arise with use of the broadband model, due to both a lesser accuracy of the broadband scaling procedure and to inherent errors within the broadband model, despite the fact that this model has been tuned to the line-by-line model.
Document ID
19880056655
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Kratz, David P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD; New York, State University, Stony Brook, United States)
Ces, Robert D. (New York, State University Stony Brook, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
June 20, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 93
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-85-15310
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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