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Water vapor and cloud liquid water effective profile retrievals over the sea using TRMM microwave imager (TMI)
Author(s): Stefano Migliorini; Stefano Nativi; Dino Giuli
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Paper Abstract

A numerical monochromatic polarized plane-parallel radiative transfer code over sea has been developed for a non-scattering atmosphere in local thermodynamical equilibrium. In present work a non-linear inversion technique has been applied, based on the Levenberg-Marquardt Method, to a TMI late summer scene over the South of Mediterranean Sea. Temperature, water vapor and cloud liquid water atmospheric profiles have been retrieved over a wind-roughened sea surface. Eventually, integrated water vapor and cloud liquid water content have been estimated. A quasi-contemporary SSM/I acquisition over the same region has been utilized to derive integrated water vapor and cloud liquid water burden, using a statistical well- known algorithm. The TMI and SSM/I derived estimates are then compared for the selected scene.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3867, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IV, (8 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373058
Show Author Affiliations
Stefano Migliorini, Univ. of Florence (Italy)
Stefano Nativi, Univ. of Florence (Italy)
Dino Giuli, Univ. of Florence (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3867:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IV
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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