Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7497–7526, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-7497-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7497–7526, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-7497-2021
Model description paper
08 Dec 2021
Model description paper | 08 Dec 2021

Bulk hydrometeor optical properties for microwave and sub-millimetre radiative transfer in RTTOV-SCATT v13.0

Alan J. Geer et al.

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Satellite observations of radiation from the earth can have strong sensitivity to cloud and precipitation in the atmosphere, with applications in weather forecasting and the development of models. Computing the radiation received at the satellite sensor using radiative transfer theory requires a simulation of the optical properties of a volume containing a large number of cloud and precipitation particles. This article describes the physics used to generate these bulk optical properties.