Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Ocean and polarization observations from active remote sensing: atmospheric and ocean science applications
Author(s): D. Josset; W. Hou; J. Pelon; Y. Hu; S. Tanelli; R. Ferrare; S. Burton; N. Pascal
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

In the past few years, we have demonstrated how the surface return measured by the active instruments onboard CloudSat and CALIPSO could be used to retrieve the optical depth and backscatter phase function (lidar ratio) of aerosols and ice clouds. This methodology lead to the development of a data fusion product publicly available at the ICARE archive center using the Synergized Optical Depth of Aerosols and Ice Clouds (SODA & ICE) algorithm1. This algorithm, also allowing to derive ocean surface wind speed, has been extended to include dense cloud surface return to analyze aerosol and cloud properties above such clouds. This low level data fusion of CALIPSO and CloudSat ocean surface echoes has been used by several researchers to explore different research paths. Among them, we can cite: • A new characterization of the lidar ratio of cirrus clouds2 • The analysis of the precipitable water and development of a new Millimeter-Wave Propagation Model for the W-Band observations (EMPIRIMA3) • The analysis of the lidar ratio of sea-spray aerosols4, and of Aerosol multilayer lidar ratio and extinction5 • A contribution to the retrieval of the subsurface particulate backscatter coefficients of phytoplankton particles6 In this paper, we present the main features of SODA & ICE, summarizing some of the results obtained. This low level data fusion of CALIPSO and CloudSat ocean surface echoes has been used by several researchers to explore different research paths. Among them, we can cite: A new characterization of the lidar ratio of cirrus clouds2 The analysis of the precipitable water and development of a new Millimeter-Wave Propagation Model for the W-Band observations (EMPIRIMA3) The analysis of the lidar ratio of sea-spray aerosols4, and of Aerosol multilayer lidar ratio and extinction5 A contribution to the retrieval of the subsurface particulate backscatter coefficients of phytoplankton particles6 In this paper, we present the main features of SODA & ICE, summarizing some of the results obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9459, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII, 94590N (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181544
Show Author Affiliations
D. Josset, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
W. Hou, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. Pelon, LATMOS/IPSL (France)
Y. Hu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
S. Tanelli, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. Ferrare, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
S. Burton, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
N. Pascal, ICARE/Univ. Lille 1 (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9459:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII
Weilin W. Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top