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Variable aerosol phase functions and aerosol optical depths derived from AVHRR satellites
Author(s): John N. Porter; Anthony D. Clarke
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Paper Abstract

In recent years aerosol optical depths have been estimated from AVHRR satellite images on a regular basis. One of the primary uncertainties of these methods is in the choice of the aerosol phase function. In this paper the possibility of using the ratio of AVHRR channel 1 and channel 2 to infer the value of the aerosol phase function is studied. For this purpose a large number of marine aerosol measurements are employed to study the response of NOAA AVHRR satellites for various aerosol cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154863
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John N. Porter, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Anthony D. Clarke, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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