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15 June 1995 Addition of default meteorological profiles to the Navy oceanic vertical aerosol model
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The Navy Oceanic Vertical Aerosol Model predicts the vertical distribution of aerosol in the first 6 km above the ocean. Its inclusion in the Atmospheric Transmission/Radiance Computer Code (LOWTRAN) will prove to be a useful tool in predicting atmospheric transmission in the marine atmosphere. One shortcoming in the model's application is the lack of available meteorological profile data necessary for the required input. These parameters vary widely depending on wind direction, season, location, etc. Default meteorological profiles have been developed for use when the required measured meteorological inputs are not available. These profiles have been developed using existing world-wide data bases. The profiles provide default parameters averaged by month for selected Marsden Squares. Measured meteorological data and default profiles are compared.
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Kathleen M. Littfin "Addition of default meteorological profiles to the Navy oceanic vertical aerosol model", Proc. SPIE 2471, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing IV, (15 June 1995);


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