Proccedings of the International Radiation Symposium, St.-Petersburg, Russia, 24-29 July 2000

STANDARD PROBLEM OF RADIATIVE TRANSFER
IN A VIBRATION-ROTATION BAND IN A PLANETARY ATMOSPHERE
UNDER NON-LTE CONDITIONS

Aleksei O. Semenov and Gustav M. Shved

Department of Atmospheric Physics, St.-Petersburg State University
St.-Petersburg - Petrodvorets, 198504, Russia
E-mail: semenov@lmupa.phys.spbu.ru

Abstract

We attempt here to lay foundations of general theory of radiative transfer in a vibration-rotation band in a planetary atmosphere by formulating and solving corresponding standard problem that is an integral equation for the source function. We introduce a convenient dimensionless vertical coordinate and four similarity parameters to describe the dependence of the source function on height. We propose formulas approximating the calculations of the source function.