Accession Number : ADA304180

Title :   Moderate Spectral Atmospheric Radiance and Transmittance Code (MOSART). Volume 2: User's Reference Manual.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Cornette, William M. ; Acharya, Prabhat ; Robertson, David ; Anderson, Gail P.

PDF Url : ADA304180

Report Date : 07 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 226

Abstract : The Moderate Spectral Atmospheric Radiance and Transfer (MOSART) computer program calculates atmospheric transmission and radiation in the ultraviolet region through the microwave spectral regions (0.2 micometers to infinity or 0 - 50,000 /cm. The spectra resolution is variable from a value of 2/cm upward in increments of 1/cm. It contains features which have been extracted from the MODTRAN code developed by the Geophysics Division (PL/GPOS) of the Air Force Phillips Laboratory and the APART code developed by Photon Research Associates (PRA). Because of the recuirement that MOSART be compatible with various codes used in the SSGM (Strategic Scene Generation Model), the overall structure of this version of MOSART closely follows that of APART. However, MOSART contains all the MODTRAN atmospheric features and is easily used for that code's usual point-to-point calculations. This volume provides the user with information describing the installation of MOSART. The other volumes describe running the code (Vol. II), technical discussion (Vol. III), and the structure of MOSART (Vol. IV). To provide users with on-line assistance, this volume is available in a series of 'html' files that can be viewed using the MOSART Input Builder or the MOSAIC Software.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, *ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, USER MANUALS, COMPUTATIONS, RESOLUTION, TRANSMITTANCE, CODING, RADIANCE, ONLINE SYSTEMS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE