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MOPITT cloud detection and its validation
Author(s): Juying Warner; David Grant; John C. Gille; James R. Drummond; David P. Edwards; Merritt N. Deeter; Gene L. Francis; Daniel C. Ziskin; Mark W. Smith; B. Ho; Louisa K. Emmons; Jean-Luc Attie; Jarmei Stephanie Chen
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Paper Abstract

The measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard the Earth Observing System (EOS) Terra spacecraft measures tropospheric CO and CH4 by use of a nadir-viewing geometry. MOPITT cloud algorithm detects and removes measurements contaminated by clouds before retrieving CO profiles and CO and CH4 total columns. The collocation between MOPITT and MODIS is also established and MODIS cloud mask will be used in the MOPITT cloud algorithm. The cloud detection results in the use of MOPITT data alone agree with MODIS cloud mask for more than 80% of the tested cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4485, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research IV, (30 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454287
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Juying Warner, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
David Grant, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
John C. Gille, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
James R. Drummond, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
David P. Edwards, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Merritt N. Deeter, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Gene L. Francis, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Daniel C. Ziskin, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Mark W. Smith, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
B. Ho, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Louisa K. Emmons, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Jean-Luc Attie, Lab. d'Aerologie (United States)
Jarmei Stephanie Chen, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4485:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research IV
Allen M. Larar; Martin G. Mlynczak, Editor(s)

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