AER's latest publication on OSS in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences describes a generalization of the method that minimizes the number of spectral nodes across either individual spectral bands or the entire measurement domain. The approach is shown to be offer computational advantages compared compared with existing methods based on principal components as well as provide superior error characteristics. The model is applicable to both clear and scattering (cloudy) atmospheres.

Jean-Luc Moncet, Gennady Uymin, Pan Liang and Alan Lipton, Fast and Accurate Radiative Transfer in the Thermal Regime by Simultaneous Optimal Spectral Sampling over All Channels, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 2622-2641. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-14-0190.1

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