Accession Number : ADA207667

Title :   The Strategic High-Altitude Atmospheric Radiation Code (SHARC) User Instructions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 87-Jan 89,

Corporate Author : SPECTRAL SCIENCES INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Sundberg, R L ; Duff, J W ; Bernstein, L S ; Acharya, P K ; Gruninger, J H

PDF Url : ADA207667

Report Date : 03 Feb 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : This report describes how to implement and use the Strategic High-Altitude Radiance Code (SHARC). SHARC calculates atmospheric radiation for paths from 60 to 300 km altitude in the 2-40 micron spectral region. It models radiation due to NLTE (Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium) molecular emissions which are the dominant sources at these altitudes. This initial version of SHARC includes the five strongest IR radiators, CO2, NO, O3, H20, and CO. The code is available on magnetic tape and can be obtained by written request to AFGL/OPB. Keywords: Carbon dioxide; Carbon monoxide; Water vapor; Nitrogen monoxide; Ozone; Mesosphere; Thermosphere; Atmospheric transmittance; Infrared radiation. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, *TRANSMITTANCE, CARBON DIOXIDE, CARBON MONOXIDE, EMISSION SPECTRA, INFRARED RADIATION, MESOSPHERE, MODELS, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, MONOXIDES, NITROGEN OXIDES, OZONE, RADIATION, THERMOSPHERE, USER MANUALS, WATER VAPOR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE