Official code comparison Web site of the MODIS atmospheric correction group

Can a regular RT code be used as a benchmark?

Since 6SV1 demonstrates excellent overall agreement with Coulson's tabulated values (within 0.22%) and Monte Carlo simulations (better than 0.4% for a molecular atmosphere and 0.9% for an aerosol atmosphere), this code can also be used as a benchmark for RT comparison studies. Below you can check the calculated 6SV1 TOA reflectances for the specified conditions.

1. Molecular atmosphere

2. Aerosol atmosphere

3. Mixed atmosphere