Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3235–3261, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3235-2020

Special issue: Holistic Analysis of Aerosol in Littoral Environments - A...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3235–3261, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3235-2020

Research article 18 Jun 2020

Research article | 18 Jun 2020

A fast visible-wavelength 3D radiative transfer model for numerical weather prediction visualization and forward modeling

Steven Albers et al.

Data sets

Model code and tools associated with ``The Influence of Simulated Surface Dust Lofting and Atmospheric Loading on Radiative Forcing'' S. Saleeby https://doi.org/10.25675/10217/196144

NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses NCAR https://doi.org/10.5065/D6M043C6

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Short summary
A fast 3D visible-light forward operator is used to realistically visualize, validate, and potentially assimilate ground- and space-based camera and satellite imagery with NWP models. Three-dimensional fields of hydrometeors, aerosols, and 2D land surface variables are considered in the generation of radiance fields and RGB imagery from a variety of vantage points.