The retrieval of ozone's absorption coefficient in the stratosphere

S. Rafeh, A. Muñoz


This study modifies the Monte Carlo Multilayer (MCML) algorithm to simulate the propagation of light while using an authentic model of the atmosphere as a proposal. The modified algorithm determines the diffuse reflectance as the coefficients of absorption and/or scattering change. Hence, spectral curves of diffuse reflectance are obtained from the simulations and are adjusted with the trigonometric series using the Fourier expansion. The absorption coefficient of the ozone in the stratosphere is retrieved in terms of Fourier's coefficients.


Simulation; diffuse reflectance; multilayer Monte Carlo algorithm; atmosphere; ozone

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