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Aerosol retrieval over land surfaces from multispectral nadir looking satellite measurements
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Paper Abstract

The paper is devoted to the application of the newly developed aerosol retrieval algorithm to a study of the aerosol optical thickness(AOT) spatial distributions for a number of hazard situations including fires and dust outbreaks. In particular we find that the spectral slope of the optical thickness decreases with the distance from a fire. This is owing to the aerosol aging mechanism. Also we discuss possible reasons for the spectral cloud optical thickness anomalous behaviour in the short-wave region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5235, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII, (16 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512383
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Wolfgang von Hoyningen-Huene, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Martin Freitag, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
John Philip Burrows, Univ. Bremen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5235:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII
Klaus P. Schaefer; Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Richard H. Picard, Editor(s)

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