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AERI Validation

Measurement/Model comparison for high water case from the
ARM Southern Great Plains Climate Research Facility (SGP) .

The top panel is the downwelling radiance at the surface measured by the AERI instrument (U. of Wisconsin).

The bottom three panels are residual plots (AERI-LBLRTM) for 

(a) LBLRTM v. 6.01 (CKD 2.4.1 with the HITRAN96 spectral line parameters), 

(b) LBLRTM v12.6 (MT_CKD_3.0 continuum with the aer_v_3.5 spectral line parameters), and 

(c) same as plot (b) except that the nominal HCOOH profile is increased by a factor of 9.

The foundation of our research and model development is the validation of line-by-line radiative transfer calculations with accurate high-resolution measurements.

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)

AER's Radiative Transfer Working Group

Selected Publications from AER's Radiative Transfer Working Group

JQSRT Journal Article on AER's Publicly Available Models

ACP Journal Article on the validation of LBLRTM v12.1 with IASI

Major Support for the Development of AER's Radiative Transfer Models has been provided by:

Related Research Activities:

ARM/ASR's Radiative Heating in Underexplored Bands Campaign (RHUBC)

The Continual Intercomparison of Radiation Codes (CIRC)

The Radiative Forcing Model Intercomparison Project (RFMIP)

Intercomparison of Radiation Codes in Climate Models (ICRCCM): Assessing Atmospheric Solar Radiative Transfer Models
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