Community Radiative Transfer Model binary files

The Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) is a JCSDA developed and distributed community model. It is used within the JCSDA JEDI framework, but is also a commonly used stand-alone radiative transfer model used across various federal agencies, research organizations, and universities. CRTM is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license, and is fully within the public domain, including the dataset to be hosted here.

The present dataset is the "binary files" that are used within the CRTM to enable it to compute clear-sky transmittances for various satellite sensors. There will be either 1 "tarball" file (tar.gz) with a total size of approximately 6 GB or less, or a structured directory consisting of 4139 files binary files consisting of big endian, little endian, netCDF3/4, pdf, and assorted binary assets totaling no more than 10GB (uncompressed). There will be occasion to add individual files, but no more than a weekly occurrence in general.

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Benjamin Johnson
    UCAR Community Programs


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin N/A
Temporal Range End N/A
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format Gzip Compressed Archive (application/gzip)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size N/A
Legal Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Access Constraints None
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Benjamin Johnson
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR Community Programs
Distributor N/A
Metadata Contact Name GDEX Curator
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - GDEX

Author Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2020-10-26
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier N/A
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category N/A
Progress N/A
Metadata Date 2022-01-27T09:12:22-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::d52065c6-d668-40f5-a436-dd72a22e514e
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation. (2020). Community Radiative Transfer Model binary files. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 22 July 2024.

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