### radiative transfer model

**(RTM)**
(models of radiative transfer, often computerized)

A **radiative transfer model** (**RTM**) essentially tries to
solve the radiative transfer equation, often through
computation.
Such modeling is done for meteorology as well as for
astrophysics. The equation relates a number of
processes (absorption, emission) often non-linear
and not partial to analytical solutions.

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

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

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

http://www.ericweisstein.com/research/thesis/node40.html

**Referenced by pages:**

gray atmosphere

mean molecular weight (μ)

MITgcm

TAM

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