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# Radiative transfer

About: Radiative transfer is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 43287 publications have been published within this topic receiving 1176539 citations.

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TL;DR: A rapid and accurate radiative transfer model (RRTM) for climate applications has been developed and the results extensively evaluated as discussed by the authors, which is performed using the correlated-k method: the k distributions are attained directly from the LBLRTM line-byline model, which connects the absorption coefficients used by RRTM to high-resolution radiance validations done with observations.

Abstract: A rapid and accurate radiative transfer model (RRTM) for climate applications has been developed and the results extensively evaluated. The current version of RRTM calculates fluxes and cooling rates for the longwave spectral region (10–3000 cm−1) for an arbitrary clear atmosphere. The molecular species treated in the model are water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, methane, nitrous oxide, and the common halocarbons. The radiative transfer in RRTM is performed using the correlated-k method: the k distributions are attained directly from the LBLRTM line-by-line model, which connects the absorption coefficients used by RRTM to high-resolution radiance validations done with observations. Refined methods have been developed for treating bands containing gases with overlapping absorption, for the determination of values of the Planck function appropriate for use in the correlated-k approach, and for the inclusion of minor absorbing species in a band. The flux and cooling rate results of RRTM are linked to measurement through the use of LBLRTM, which has been substantially validated with observations. Validations of RRTM using LBLRTM have been performed for the midlatitude summer, tropical, midlatitude winter, subarctic winter, and four atmospheres from the Spectral Radiance Experiment campaign. On the basis of these validations the longwave accuracy of RRTM for any atmosphere is as follows: 0.6 W m−2 (relative to LBLRTM) for net flux in each band at all altitudes, with a total (10–3000 cm−1) error of less than 1.0 W m−2 at any altitude; 0.07 K d−1 for total cooling rate error in the troposphere and lower stratosphere, and 0.75 K d−1 in the upper stratosphere and above. Other comparisons have been performed on RRTM using LBLRTM to gauge its sensitivity to changes in the abundance of specific species, including the halocarbons and carbon dioxide. The radiative forcing due to doubling the concentration of carbon dioxide is attained with an accuracy of 0.24 W m−2, an error of less than 5%. The speed of execution of RRTM compares favorably with that of other rapid radiation models, indicating that the model is suitable for use in general circulation models.

6,861 citations

01 Jan 1981

TL;DR: In this article, a comprehensive discussion of heat transfer by thermal radiation is presented, including the radiative behavior of materials, radiation between surfaces, and gas radiation, and the use of the Monte Carlo technique in solving radiant exchange problems and problems of radiative transfer through absorbing-emitting media.

Abstract: A comprehensive discussion of heat transfer by thermal radiation is presented, including the radiative behavior of materials, radiation between surfaces, and gas radiation. Among the topics considered are property prediction by electromagnetic theory, the observed properties of solid materials, radiation in the presence of other modes of energy transfer, the equations of transfer for an absorbing-emitting gas, and radiative transfer in scattering and absorbing media. Also considered are radiation exchange between black isothermal surfaces, radiation exchange in enclosures composed of diffuse gray surfaces and in enclosures having some specularly reflecting surfaces, and radiation exchange between nondiffuse nongray surfaces. The use of the Monte Carlo technique in solving radiant-exchange problems and problems of radiative transfer through absorbing-emitting media is explained.

5,879 citations

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01 Jan 1971TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive discussion of heat transfer by thermal radiation is presented, including the radiative behavior of materials, radiation between surfaces, and gas radiation, and the use of the Monte Carlo technique in solving radiant exchange problems and problems of radiative transfer through absorbing-emitting media.

Abstract: A comprehensive discussion of heat transfer by thermal radiation is presented, including the radiative behavior of materials, radiation between surfaces, and gas radiation. Among the topics considered are property prediction by electromagnetic theory, the observed properties of solid materials, radiation in the presence of other modes of energy transfer, the equations of transfer for an absorbing-emitting gas, and radiative transfer in scattering and absorbing media. Also considered are radiation exchange between black isothermal surfaces, radiation exchange in enclosures composed of diffuse gray surfaces and in enclosures having some specularly reflecting surfaces, and radiation exchange between nondiffuse nongray surfaces. The use of the Monte Carlo technique in solving radiant-exchange problems and problems of radiative transfer through absorbing-emitting media is explained.

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01 Jan 1993

TL;DR: In this article, the Monte Carlo method for thermal radiation was used to estimate the radiative properties of one-dimensional Gray Media, and the method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation) was used for the same purpose.

Abstract: 1. Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation 2. Radiative Property Predictions from Electromagnetic Wave Theory 3. Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces 4. View Factors 5. Radiative Exchange Between Gray, Diffuse Surfaces 6. Radiative Exchange Between Partially-Specular Gray Surfaces 7. Radiative Exchange Between Nonideal Surfaces 8. Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection 9. The Equation of Radiative Transfer in Participating Media 10. Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases 11. Radiative Properties of Particulate Media 12. Radiative Properties of Semitransparent Media 13. Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Gray Media 14. Approximate Solution Methods for One-Dimensional Media 15. The Method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation) 16. The Method of Discrete Ordinates (SN-Approximation) 17. The Zonal Method 18. The Treatment of Collimated Irradiation 19. The Treatment of Nongray Extinction Coefficients 20. The Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation 21. Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection 22. Inverse Radiative Heat Transfer A. Constants and Conversion Factors B. Tables for Radiative Properties of Opaque Surfaces C. Blackbody Emissive Power Table D. View Factor Catalogue E. Exponential Integral Functions F. Computer Codes Author Index Subject Index

4,907 citations