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Simultaneous retrieval of aerosol optical properties and surface parameters from space: forward and inverse modeling strategies
Author(s): Knut H. Stamnes; Wei Li
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Paper Abstract

In order to retrieve accurate information about surface physical and biogeochemical properties from space-borne sensors removal of the atmospheric signal is required. On the other hand, the retrieval of aerosol properties from space is hampered by the necessity to remove the signal originating from the underlying surface. Instead of retrieving surface (aerosol) properties in a two-step procedure in which an "atmospheric (surface) correction" is followed by retrieval of the desired quantity, it may be advantageous to attempt a simultaneous retrieval of atmospheric and surface parameters. The forward and inverse modeling strategies associated with this approach are discussed. This approach is particularly useful over bright surfaces, and can be used for simultaneous retrieval of snow and aerosol properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5103, Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications, (4 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512858
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Knut H. Stamnes, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Wei Li, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5103:
Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications
Kevin L. Priddy; Peter J. Angeline, Editor(s)

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