Solar Spectrum

class sasktran.SolarSpectrum(name='SAO2010')

Bases: object

Utility class for obtaining the solar spectrum

Parameters

name (str, optional) – Solar spectrum to use, valid choices are ‘sao2010’ and ‘FONTELA_UVIS_3MICRON’. Default is ‘sao2010’

Examples

>>> from sasktran import SolarSpectrum
>>> spectrum = SolarSpectrum()
>>> spectrum.irradiance([340, 600])
array([  1.76034000e+14,   5.38339000e+14])
irradiance(wavelengths, solardistance=None, mjd=None, fwhm=None, stdev=None)
Parameters
  • wavelengths (np.array) – Wavelengths to get the irradiance at in nm

  • solardistance (float, optional) – Default is None. If not None, the solardistance is set prior to getting the irradiance. Units of AU.

  • mjd (float, optional) – Modified Julain Data. Default is None. If not None, the solardistance is set based upon the time prior to getting the irradiance.

  • fwhm (float, optional) – Full width at half maximum resolution in nm to convolve the solar spectrum down to. Default is None, using the native resolution. Only one of fwhm or stdev should be set. Can either be a scalar indicating every wavelength has the same fwhm, or an array the same size at wavelengths.

  • stdev (float, optional) – stdev in nm to convolve the solar spectrum down to. Default is none, using the native roslution. Only one of fwhm or stdev should be set. Can either be a scalar indicating every wavelength has the same stdev, or an array the same size at wavelengths.

Notes

If neither solardistance or mjd is set, then a solar distance of 1 AU is assumed.

Returns

Irradiance at the requested wavelength in photons/cm2/sec/nm. Same size as wavelengths

Return type

np.array

Raises

ValueError – If both solardistance and mjd are simultaneously set.

Examples

>>> from sasktran import SolarSpectrum
>>> spectrum = SolarSpectrum()
>>> spectrum.irradiance([340, 600])
array([  1.76034000e+14,   5.38339000e+14])
>>> spectrum.irradiance([340, 600], mjd=54372)
array([  1.75359594e+14,   5.36276563e+14])
>>> spectrum.irradiance([340, 600], solardistance=1.5)
array([  7.82373333e+13,   2.39261778e+14])
>>> spectrum.irradiance([340, 600], solardistance=1.5, fwhm=1)
array([  8.02407128e+13,   2.36113610e+14])
>>> spectrum.irradiance([340, 600], solardistance=1.5, mjd=54372)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: Can only set one of solardistance or mjd
resolution(wavelengths)

Gets the resolution in fwhm for the solar spectrum at a set of specific wavelengths. :param wavelengths: Wavelengths to get the resolution at :type wavelengths: np.array

Returns

Same size as wavelengths, resolution as fwhm in nm.

Return type

np.array

Examples

>>> from sasktran import SolarSpectrum
>>> spectrum = SolarSpectrum()
>>> spectrum.resolution([340, 600])
array([ 0.04,  0.04])
skif_object()

Get the underlying skif object

Returns

Return type

skif.ISKSolarSpectrum

Examples

>>> from sasktran import SolarSpectrum
>>> spectrum = SolarSpectrum()
>>> type(spectrum.skif_object())
<class 'sasktranif.sasktranif.ISKSolarSpectrum'>
max_wavelength

returns: Maximum wavelength in nm that this specific solar spectrum is valid for :rtype: float

Examples

>>> from sasktran import SolarSpectrum
>>> spectrum = SolarSpectrum()
>>> spectrum.max_wavelength
1000.99
min_wavelength

returns: Minimum wavelength in nm that this specific solar spectrum is valid for :rtype: float

Examples

>>> from sasktran import SolarSpectrum
>>> spectrum = SolarSpectrum()
>>> spectrum.min_wavelength
200.07