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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3235-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3235-2020
Research article
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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, Stephen M. Saleeby, Sonia Kreidenweis, Qijing Bian, Peng Xian, Zoltan Toth, Ravan Ahmadov, Eric James, and Steven D. Miller

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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.