A numerical tool for gas and particles radiative properties modeling
There is no available version of OPTSIM for the moment.
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What is OPTSIM?
OPTSIM is a numerical tool dedicated to calculate optical properties in the troposphere from modelled aerosols concentrations fields.
Source code and documentation
Aerosol Optical Thickness estimation for several wavelengths (all aerosols types)
Homogeneous or core-shell mixing for refractive index and optical properties calculations
Lidar backscattered signal simulation for direct comparisons with CALIOP and PARASOL satellite level 1 data.
OPTSIM is written in Fortran 90 and uses NetCDF model files as inputs
Example of lidar simulator use, [Stromatas et al., 2012]
Peer reviewed literature
- Stromatas S., S. Turquety, L. Menut, H. Chepfer, G. Cesana, J.-C. Pere, and B. Bessagnet Lidar Signal Simulation for the Evaluation of Aerosols in Chemistry-Transport Models, Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 1543-1564,
- Vuolo M.R., H.Chepfer, L.Menut and G.Cesana, 2009,
Comparison of mineral dust layers vertical structures modelled with CHIMERE-DUST and observed with
the CALIOP lidar,
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres , Vol. 114, D09214, doi:10.1029/2008JD011219,