Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2587–2595, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2587–2595, 2015

Model description paper 14 Aug 2015

Model description paper | 14 Aug 2015

Photolysis rates in correlated overlapping cloud fields: Cloud-J 7.3c

M. J. Prather

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A new approach for modeling photolysis rates (J values) in atmospheres with fractional cloud cover has been developed and is implemented as Cloud-J – a multi-scattering eight-stream radiative transfer model for solar radiation based on Fast-J. Using observations of the vertical correlation of cloud layers, Cloud-J provides a practical and accurate method for modeling atmospheric chemistry, which can be extended to solar heating rates.