Abstract: DISORT (DIScrete Ordinate Radiative Transfer) solves the problem of 1D scalar radiative transfer in a single optical medium, such as a planetary atmosphere. The code correctly accounts for multiple scattering by an isotropic or plane-parallel beam source, internal Planck sources, and reflection from a lower boundary. Provided that polarization effects can be neglected, DISORT efficiently calculates accurate fluxes and intensities at any user-specified angle and location within the user-specified medium.
Credit: Stamnes, K.; Tsay, S.-C.; Jayaweera, K.; Wiscombe, W.; Stamnes, S.; Jin, Z.; Lin, Z.
Preferred citation method: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/1988ApOpt..27.2502S/