RFM Atmospheric Profiles

15DEC21
This directory contains a collection of atmospheric profiles in suitable format for RFM input via the *ATM section of the driver file.

The MIPAS profiles are at 1 km spacing which is probably too fine for most purposes. A suggestion is to use hgt_std.atm as first file in the *ATM section to define a coarser grid.

FASCODE/ICRCCM Model Atmospheres (c.1980)
Source: Profiles distributed with FASCODE, originally from ICRCCM project
Contents: T, p, H2O, CO2, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, and O2
Grid: 50 levels from 0–120 km, spacing from 1km to 5km at top.
CO2: Stratospheric values 330ppmv appropriate for early 1980's
Files:
tro.atm 1. Tropical
mls.atm 2. Mid-Latitude Summer
mlw.atm 3. Mid-Latitude Winter
sas.atm 4. Sub-Arctic Summer
saw.atm 5. Sub-Arctic Winter
std.atm 6. US Standard Atmosphere
minor.atm 37 additional species not included in the above
hgt_std.atm Altitude grid only
MIPAS Model Atmospheres (2001)
Source: U.Leicester, to support MIPAS investigations
Contents: T, p, N2, O2, CO2, O3, H2O, CH4, N2O, HNO3, CO, NO2, N2O5, ClO, HOCl, ClONO2, NO, HNO4, HCN, NH3, F11, F12, F14, F22, CCl4, COF2, H2O2, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, SO2 and SF6
Grid: 121 levels from 0–120 km at 1 km spacing
CO2: Stratospheric values 363ppmv appropriate for 2001
Files:
day.atm Mid-Latitude, day-time (similar to US Std)
ngt.atm Mid-Latitude, night-time
win.atm Polar Winter
sum.atm Polar Summer
equ.atm Equatorial, day-time
extra.atm 6 additional species not included in the above (F13,F21, F113, F114, F115 and CH3Cl)
Extended MIPAS Model Atmospheres (2011)
Source: IMK/IAA to support MIPAS non-LTE investigations
Contents: T, p, H2O, CO2, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, O2, NO, NO2, HNO3, OH, CLO, N2, HCN, NO2, and O.
Grid: 201 levels from 0–200 km at 1 km spacing
CO2: Stratospheric values 368ppmv appropriate for 2005
Files:
day_200km.atm Mid-Latitude, day-time (similar to US Std)
ngt_200km.atm Mid-Latitude, night-time
win_200km.atm Polar Winter
sum_200km.atm Polar Summer
equ_200km.atm Equatorial, day-time