Future Plans

Future Plans

RTTOV v12.2+ developments

  • Incorporate MFASIS fast visible scattering model into RTTOV
  • Implement alternative cloud overlap options for visible/IR scattering simulations
  • Rewrite RTTOV-SCATT Mietable generation code to make it easier for users to generate their own optical property files
  • Improvements to land, sea and sea-ice BRDFs
  • PC-RTTOV coefficients enabling all variable trace gases and aerosols
  • RTTOV GUI will be kept up to date with new RTTOV developments
  • RTTOV Python/C++ wrapper will be kept up to date with new RTTOV developments
  • Code optimisation for scalar architectures

Longer-term developments

  • UV simulation capability
  • Improvements to VIS/NIR/IR scattering simulations
  • Improvements to RTTOV-SCATT simulations for MW radiances affected by hydrometeors
  • Update LBL transmittance databases
  • Updates to ocean and land surface emissivity
  • Investigate possibility of making RTTOV available via Linux package management systems (e.g. RedHat RPM, Debian package)