Software Version 4AOP2012v1.0 released

Date: 
2012, March

What is new since 4AOP2009v1.2:

  • Added user option to simulate scattering effects of clouds (cirrus…)
  • New atlases of pre-calculated optical thicknesses that include:
    • an improvement for effects of CO2 line-mixing
    • the new GEISA 2009 spectroscopy
    • the pressure shift for H2O, CO2 and N2O
    • updated reference gas mixing ratio profiles
    • improved TIPS’ formulation
  • Minor bug fixes in a few routines of the model
  • Updated and improved Graphical User Interface

What is new since 4AOP2009v1.0:

  • Minor bug fixes in a few routines of the model and of the GUI and in the user installation process.

What is new in 4AOP2009:

  • Implementation of the limb viewing geometry:
    • Refined geometry module
    • Option for limb view simulation
    • Height dependence of gravity acceleration
  • Implementation of the user option to simulate scattering effects (coupling with DISORT and SOS codes). Option is active only in Earth view geometry and for aerosols
  • New atlases of pre-calculated optical thicknesses:
    • that make the code more precise
    • that include:
      • an updated line-mixing for CO2
      • the new GEISA 2008 spectroscopy
      • the pressure shift for H2O
      • updated gas mixing ratio profiles,
      • improved CFC's formulation
  • Minor bug fixes in a few routines of the model
  • Updated and improved Graphical User Interface