Application of the theory of experimental design to the problem of radiation transfer in a threelayer inhomogeneous atmosphere
Abstract
The theory of experimental design is applied to the optimization of calculations of interrelationships among model parameters in the case of radiation transfer in a threelayer inhomogeneous atmosphere. An initial atmospheric model consisting of an upper purely gaseous absorbing layer, a middle cloud layer, and a lower gaseous absorbing layer adjacent to a semiinfinite layer with given albedo is presented, and the model factors and optimization parameters are identified. A planning matrix is obtained consisting of the coefficients of the model polynomials and used in a twolevel complete factor experiment. It is shown that the values of the brightness coefficient and the limb darkening coefficient can be represented to sufficient accuracy in the form of a polynomial regression relation. The method is applied to the calculation of the diffuse reflected radiation from a multilayered atmosphere of finite optical thickness such as that of Jupiter.
 Publication:

Atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn
 Pub Date:
 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979ajs..book..104I
 Keywords:

 Atmospheric Models;
 Atmospheric Optics;
 Atmospheric Stratification;
 Experiment Design;
 Jupiter Atmosphere;
 Radiative Transfer;
 Brightness;
 Inhomogeneity;
 Limb Darkening;
 Mathematical Models;
 Optical Thickness;
 Optimization;
 Radiation Distribution;
 Lunar and Planetary Exploration