Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Model description paper
18 Apr 2018
Model description paper |  | 18 Apr 2018

ARTS, the Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator – version 2.2, the planetary toolbox edition

Stefan A. Buehler, Jana Mendrok, Patrick Eriksson, Agnès Perrin, Richard Larsson, and Oliver Lemke

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The Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator (ARTS) is a public domain software for simulating how radiation in the microwave to infrared spectral range travels through an atmosphere. The program can simulate satellite observations, in cloudy and clear atmospheres, and can also be used to calculate radiative energy fluxes. The main feature of this release is a planetary toolbox that allows simulations for the planets Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, in addition to Earth.