The comparison was performed separately for molecular, aerosol and mixed (molecular + aerosol) atmospheres. For a molecular atmosphere, TOA (top-of-atmosphere) reflectances produced by the RT codes were compared to Coulson's tabulated values. In two other cases, the 6SV1 simulations were compared to those produced by the Monte Carlo code and then used as benchmarks for other codes.
Note: VPD was dropped from the comparison after the completion of the molecular case.
Note: In addition to the Excel files with the results, we also provide 6SV1 Mie-files with the calculated phase function values (251 Gaussian angles) for each value of optical thickness.