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PolRadTran is a plane-parallel fully-polarized atmospheric radiative transfer model. There are two related models:

  • rt3 for solar or thermal radiation in a medium of randomly oriented particles;
  • rt4 for thermal radiation in a medium of azimuthally symmetric oriented particles.
The models are written in Fortran and come with Unix example scripts.

Current Version:   ??

License Type:   Free

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  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Fortran 77 which allows long subroutine and variable names and the use of ENDDO in DO loops. Works with GNU Fortran g77.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Fortran 77 Compiler

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