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Evaluation of solar direct and scattered radiation over Southeast China by using Tiros Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) data in clear/cloud sky
Author(s): Weimin Chen; Bingshan Fu
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Paper Abstract

Based on discrete-ordinate-method radiative transfer in multiple scattered theory, the solar direct and scattering radiation with observation band (0.29~3.0 µm) on 5 layers have been computed using the retrievals of Tiros Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) in clear/cloud sky over southeast China. The errors between the computed values of solar direct and scattered radiation derived from TOVS and that from radiosond data are then given. The purpose of this research is to show if the satellite measurements (TOVS DATA) can be directly used to estimate spatial distribution of solar radiation with observation band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4895, Applications with Weather Satellites, (16 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466525
Show Author Affiliations
Weimin Chen, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology (China)
Bingshan Fu, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4895:
Applications with Weather Satellites
W. Paul Menzel; Wen-Jian Zhang; John Le Marshall; Masami Tokuno, Editor(s)

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