### radiative transfer code

**(RT code)**
(computer model of a gas's radiative transfer)

**Radiative transfer code** (**RT code**)
is a computer routine to solve the equations
describing radiative transfer, i.e., the propagation of energy
from electromagnetic radiation passing through an atmosphere (gas or plasma) including
the effects of absorption, emission, and scattering.
The equations are sufficiently complex that some numerical analysis
is necessary, and possibly even tables of experimental results.
Such codes are used for modeling both planets (e.g., Earth
meteorology) and stars.

(*photosphere,EMR,software type,models,atmosphere,radiative transfer*)
**Further reading:**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_radiative_transfer_codes

**Referenced by pages:**

CMFGEN

code

computational astrophysics

DISORT

Hyperion

stellar model atmosphere

Turtlebeach

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