The radiation transfer model inter-comparison (RAMI) exercise
This paper discusses the rationale and motivation for this endeavour, presents the inter-comparison protocol as well as the evaluation procedures, and describes the principal results. Participants were asked to simulate the transfer of radiation for a variety of precisely defined terrestrial environments and illumination conditions. The difference between the results generated by eight different models, including both one-and three-dimensional approaches, were then documented and analysed. RAMI proposed a protocol to quantitatively assess the consequences of the model discrepancies with respect to application, such as those motivating the development of physically based inversion procedures.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.106, No.D11 (2001), pp.11937-11956
Record Number: 200113947 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Original language: en
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