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Infrared radiation parameterizations in numerical climate modelsThis study presents various approaches to parameterizing the broadband transmission functions for utilization in numerical climate models. One-parameter scaling is applied to approximate a nonhomogeneous path with an equivalent homogeneous path, and the diffuse transmittances are either interpolated from precomputed tables or fit by analytical functions. Two-parameter scaling is applied to parameterizing the carbon dioxide and ozone transmission functions in both the lower and middle atmosphere. Parameterizations are given for the nitrous oxide and methane diffuse transmission functions.
Document ID
19910050790
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chou, Ming-Dah (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kratz, David P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ridgway, William (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Climate
Volume: 4
ISSN: 0894-8755
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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