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Measurement of cirrus cloud optical properties from ground- and aircraft-based high-spectral resolution interferometry
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Paper Abstract

High spectral resolution Fourier transform spectrometry has been used to derive cirrus cloud optical properties. Data from both ground- and aircraft-based observations, combined with lidar and radiosonde measurements, will be shown from various field campaigns to demonstrate our approach. Ground-based results are from the Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer, based at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program Cloud and Radiation Testbed. Aircraft measurements are from the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder acquired during the SAFARI-2000 mission in South Africa. It is anticipated that long-term cirrus measurements on a seasonal scale will produce a cloud climatology based on synoptic conditions which can be parameterized on a global scale for use in GCMs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4539, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VI, (31 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454431
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel H. DeSlover, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Shaima Nasiri, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Robert O. Knuteson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4539:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VI
Klaus Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky; Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Janet S. Fender, Editor(s)

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