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Calculates solar and thermal radiation

Functions and programs to calculate solar and thermal radiation in the Earth's atmosphere.


User manual available in PDF format from, B. Mayer and A. Kylling. Technical Note: The libRadtran software package for radiative transfer calculations: Description and examples of use at


Download version 2.0.1 (stable)
released on 4 April 2016


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey7 June 2002

Leaders and contributors

Arve Kylling Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to useGNU make 3.75
Weak prerequisitePolradtran (
Weak prerequisitelibnetcdf
Weak prerequisitePerl 5.004 (for the automatical test)
Required to useGcc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.


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