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The 6S code is a basic RT code used for calculation of lookup tables in the MODIS atmospheric correction algorithm. It enables accurate simulations of satellite and plane observation, accounting for elevated targets, use of anisotropic and lambertian surfaces and calculation of gaseous absorption. The code is based on the method of successive orders of scatterings approximations and its first vector version (6SV1), capable of accounting for radiation polarization. It was publicly released in May, 2005.




E. F. Vermote and

S.Y. Kotchenova

University of Maryland
Department of Geography, 4321 Hartwick Rd

College Park, MD 20742
and NASA GSFC code 614.5, Greenbelt MD. 20771. USA

J.C Roger

L'Observatory de Physique du Globe

De Clermont-Ferrand

Universitť Blaise Pascal

24 Avenue des Landais, 63177 AubiÍre, France

D. Tanre ;J.L. Deuze and M. Herman

Laboratoire d' Optique Atmospherique
Universite des Sciences et Techniques de Lille
u.e.r. de Physique Fondamentale
59655 Villeneuve d' Ascq Cedex, France

J.J. Morcrette

European Center for Medium -range Weather Forecasting. Shinfiels Park, Reading. Bershire RG2  9AX, United Kingdom 

Correspondence to:

4321 Hartwick Rd. Suite 209,
College Park, MD, 20742
USA. E-mail:

6S Interface Credit:
Raffaella Matarrese
University of Bari, Department of Physics, Bari, Italy

Web site design:

Josť Roa-Lobo


Technical Contact:

Jack O’Bannon
Revised: DEC10/2006


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