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Scene identification for ScaRaB data: the ISCCP approach
Author(s): Vincent Briand; Claudia J. Stubenrauch; William B. Rossow; A. W. Walker; Ralf Holz
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Paper Abstract

A precise scene identification is important for Earth Radiation Budget Experiments to study in more detail cloud radiative effects and also to develop specific angular dependence models for the conversion of measured radiances into radiative fluxes. For this purpose, the ScaRaB radiometer includes two narrow-band channels in addition to the broad- band channels which retrieve earth emitted LW and solar reflected SW radiation. By applying the ISCCP (International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project) algorithm on the ScaRaB data, clear sky LW fluxes have been improved compared to ERBE (Earth Radiation Budget Experiment), especially in the tropics where atmospheric water vapor is high.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3220, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II, (1 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.301163
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Briand, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Claudia J. Stubenrauch, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
William B. Rossow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
A. W. Walker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ralf Holz, Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3220:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II
Joanna D. Haigh, Editor(s)

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