Juan R. Pardo-Carrion
Atmospheric Transmission at Microwaves

ATM USERS: A linux executable version of the model will be distributed upon request via e-mail:


Support to run ATM will be provided personally via the above e-mail address.
Results of the Louis Garand intercomparison on AMSU (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit) channels.
ATM has been one of the participating models.
See also Paper 20 on my publications list.

ATM has been developed to perform radiative transfer calculations trough the terrestrial atmosphere. It treats the clear sky case to evaluate absorption/emissivity, but also polarization and scattering effects. It is currently used by several mm/submm wave telescopes to evaluate atmospheric. transmission and phase dispersion. Validation of this model has been undertaken with a series of observational experiments using a Fourier Transform Spectrometer installed at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (Mauna Kea, Hawaii). My main collaborators for the development of ATM have been J. Cernicharo, E. Serabyn, C. Prigent and M.I. Mishchenko.

Different parts of the code have been described or used in papers 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 33 and 34 of my publications list.

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