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Airborne infrared and microphysical measurements of cirrus clouds
Author(s): Gerard Durand; Jean-Francois Gayet; Luc Kaes; Philippe Matharan
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Paper Abstract

Beginning of 1998, Aerospatiale, SOCATA, ONERA and LAMP made in situ microphysical and Infrared measurements on cirrus clouds from a TBM 700 aircraft able to fly up to 35,000 ft. The ice particles images and the cloud particles scattering phase function were measured to validate radiative transfer model. An airborne IR Cyogenic Spectrometer measured the IR spectral radiance from above cirrus in the wavelength band from 1.5 micrometers to 5.5 micrometers . The flight path of the airplane was computed and recorded to perform in situ microphysical measurements followed by IR measurements at different grazing angles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332671
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard Durand, ONERA (France)
Jean-Francois Gayet, Lab. de Meteorologie Physique/Univ. Blaise Pascal (France)
Luc Kaes, Aerospatiale (United States)
Philippe Matharan, SOCATA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3495:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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