LLLab DISORT Website

Welcome to the Light and Life Lab (LLLab) DISORT website.

DIScrete Ordinate Radiative Transfer (DISORT) is a software tool that solves the problem of 1d scalar radiative transfer in a single optical medium, such as a planatary atmosphere. The code correctly accounts for multiple scattering by an isotropic or plane-parallel beam source, internal Planck sources, and reflection from a lower boundary. Provided that polarization effects can be neglected, DISORT efficiently calculates accurate fluxes and intensities at any user-specified angle and location within the user-specified medium, and has been widely used in a variety of software tools and packages.
Please see the below documentation for details about the DISORT algorithm. This software is built and tested on Linux and Mac OS X using the free GCC gfortran compiler but should work on Windows as well.





If you happen to find any bugs or have questions please email Knut Stamnes (kstamnes@stevens.edu) and Snorre Stamnes (snorre.a.stamnes@nasa.gov).

DISORT group photo

The original DISORT "gang" back in 1999.

Please contact sstamnes@stevens.edu for questions or feedback about this site.