6SV Code Authors

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
Université Blaise Pascal
24 Avenue des Landais, 63177 Aubière, 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.

Raffaella Matarrese

6S Interface Credit

University of Bari, Department of Physics, Bari, Italy.

6SV Routine

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.