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Estimation of the short-wave incoming radiation from AVHRR data on the Arctic Ocean
Author(s): Christina Ananasso; Rosalia Santoleri; Salvatore Marullo; Marianna Nardino; J. Hartmann
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Paper Abstract

An empirical method to estimate the solar incoming radiation has been improved using AVHRR-NOAA14 data in the framework of the ARTIST experiment. This method, using several bulk formulas, gives an estimation of the incoming solar radiation and results are compared with the surface-based and aircraft-based measurements. The first step of the method is the development of a cloud detection algorithm for the area and for the period of interest. The area is the Arctic Ocean near the Svalbard Islands and the period is from 15 March to 16 April 1998, the transition period form winter to sprint and in this particular case from the Polar Night to a period of quite normal insolation. Several bulk formulas, right for the Polar condition, are tested comparing the estimate insolation fluxes with the direct measurements made with a pyranometer mounted aboard the Polar2 aircraft and another pyranometer at the research base at Ny-Alesund. The comparison could define the best parameterization for the available data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4172, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2000, (22 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411689
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Christina Ananasso, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera (Italy)
Rosalia Santoleri, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera (Italy)
Salvatore Marullo, ENEA (Italy)
Marianna Nardino, Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e dell'Oceano (Italy)
J. Hartmann, Alfred Wegener Institut (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4172:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2000
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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