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Detection of aerosols from satellite observations in the infrared window region
Author(s): Steven A. Ackerman
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Paper Abstract

Several methods exist for determining the presence of aerosol, and its optical thickness, from satellite visible and infrared observations. This paper suggests a new approach, physically based on the spectral variation of the index of refraction in the 8 - 12 micrometers region. The tri- spectral technique makes use of observations at wavelengths of 8, 11, and 12 micrometers . Observations from the AVHRR and HIRS/2 instruments demonstrate the potential of the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1934, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154927
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Steven A. Ackerman, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1934:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
David K. Lynch, Editor(s)

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