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Atmospheric code sensitivity to uncertainties in aerosol optical depth characteristics
Author(s): Phil M. Teillet; Gunar Fedosejevs; Francis J. Ahern; Robert P. Gauthier; J. Sirois
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Paper Abstract

A procedure is formulated to investigate the sensitivity of surface reflectances retrieved from satellite sensor data to uncertainties in aerosol optical properties. Aerosol optical characteristics encompassed in the study include the Junge parameter (i.e., spectral dependence), the imaginary part of the refractive index (i.e., aerosol absorption), and the aerosol optical depth. Key results for a wavelength of 0.550 micrometers are presented graphically in terms of accuracy requirements on the aerosol property under consideration for a 5 uncertainty in predicted surface reflectance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45849
Show Author Affiliations
Phil M. Teillet, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Gunar Fedosejevs, Intera Kenting (Canada)
Francis J. Ahern, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Robert P. Gauthier, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
J. Sirois, Intera Kenting (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1492:
Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Robert J. Curran; James Alan Smith; Ken Watson, Editor(s)

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