MOX: A high-performance Monte Carlo code for in-water radiative transfer modeling in a high-resolution two-dimensional domain

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This paper presents a new Monte Carlo (MC) code for modeling in-water radiative transfer processes within the framework of Ocean Color (OC) applications. The code numerically computes the up-welling radiance as well as upward and downward irradiance in a high-resolution two-dimensional (2D) grid space accounting for the effects of sea-surface waves. To overcome the computational load intrinsic to MC simulations, the code employs the state-of-the-art high-performance computing techniques, enabling large-scale MC simulations on modern supercomputers. This results in a fast and versatile software tool applicable in the context of optical oceanography to investigate various uncertainty budgets affecting in situ radiometric measurements.
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Title of host publicationProceedings "Oceans From Space" Venice 2010 - Extended Abstracts of the Contributions presented at the "Oceans from Space" Symposium, Publications Office of the European Union, 2010, JRC-IES / EUR 24324 EN Scientific and Technical Reports
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
EventOceans From Space -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceOceans From Space
Period1/01/10 → …

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