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FluxNetEntry ID: FluxNet
Abstract: FluxNet is the neural network version of Streamer, a radiative transfer model. Given a set of input data consisting of surface, cloud, and atmospheric characteristics, FluxNet calculates upwelling and downwelling surface flux in either shortwave or longwave. While it is not as flexible as Streamer, FluxNet is faster by two to four orders of magnitude, making it ideal for large batch jobs and image ... processing. Four versions of the network are currently available: two shortwave and two longwave, one of each requiring temperature and humidity profiles in the input stream. Both were developed for global conditions.
FluxNet is available as executable programs for both Microsoft Windows and UNIX machines, and as an IDL subroutine. The source code, in C, is also available and should be platform-independent.
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