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Multispectral multiplatform satellite cloud and cloud environment retrievals for SERCAA
Author(s): Ronald G. Isaacs; Gary B. Gustafson; Robert P. d'Entremont; Jean-Luc Moncet
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Paper Abstract

The Support of Environmental Requirements for Cloud Analysis and Archives (SERCAA) program is a two phase basic research program to develop techniques for analysis of multi-source multi-spectral satellite sensor data for the purpose of estimating cloud fractional amount, location, height, and type. In the first phase, cloud analysis algorithms were developed for each imaging sensor. A major innovation was an analysis integration approach to combine the separate algorithm results from the temporally, spatially, and spectrally inconsistent sources into a single logically consistent analysis. In the second phase, work includes algorithms for retrieval and estimation of the cloud physical and optical properties such as phase, drop size distribution, optical thickness, and emissivity. Also under investigation are cloud environment parameters including vertical profiles of temperature and moisture available from sounding sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2578, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228931
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Isaacs, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (United States)
Gary B. Gustafson, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (United States)
Robert P. d'Entremont, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Jean-Luc Moncet, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2578:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
David K. Lynch; Eric P. Shettle, Editor(s)

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