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GCSOLAR program is a set of routines that computes direct photolysis rates and half-lives of pollutants in the aquatic environment. The half-lives are calculated as a function of season, latitude, time-of-day, depth in water bodies, and ozone layer thickness.
This program operates in an interactive screen mode to facilitate data and program command entry by the user. Input values, with few restrictions, are format free. The user controls program flow by entering program execution commands. This release (1.10 February 1988 and 1.20 July 1999) of the GCSOLAR program differs from earlier versions of the program in that it permits the user to compute photolysis rate constants as a function of elevation above sea level. This is implemented with the GCSOLAR ELEVATION command.
For a complete discussion of the chemistry associated with this program, refer to the publication, "Rates of Direct Photolysis in Aquatic Environment", R. G. Zepp and D. M. Cline, Environmental Science and Technology, 11:4, PP 359- 366 (1977).
|Release Date:||July 1999|
|Development Status:||General Release|
|Development Information:||Release Notes - changes and known deficiencies|
|Operating System:||16-bit MS-DOS|
|Intended Audience:||Environmental Scientist/Biologist|
|Key Words:||solar, photolysis, half-life, pollutant, aquatic, ozone|
|Related Web Sites:||None Available|
|File Name||File Description|
|ABSTRACT.TXT||Summary of functions, theory, and applicability.|
|README.TXT||Important installation and usage information.|
|File Type /
|File Name /
Self-extracting Executable /
|Setup file for version 1.2 of the GCSOLAR system. INSTALGC.EXE must be executed from DOS or a DOS command prompt. Setup file includes documentation. See README.TXT for important installation instructions.|
|USERMANU.PDF||GCSOLAR User's Manual|