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Detection of cloud cover fractions by GOME polarization measurement detectors and validation by surface observations
Author(s): Olaf Tuinder
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Paper Abstract

The GOME instrument on board of the European Space Agency's ERS-2 satellite is a nadir viewing across track scanning spectrometer measuring the reflectivity of the earth in the visual spectral range and it has a spatial resolution of 320 by 40 km. The same wide swath is also seen by three broad band Polarization Measurement Detectors (PMDs) in the same instrument with a higher spatial resolution of 20 by 40 km, thus dividing the wide swath into 16 smaller sub-pixels. The polarization cloud recognition algorithm is used to calculate a cloud cover fraction. This work shows some results of a comparison between calculated cloud fractions from the PMDs and co-located surface observations in the Netherlands for August 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4168, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413847
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Olaf Tuinder, Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4168:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V
Jaqueline E. Russell; Klaus Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky, Editor(s)

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