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Routine detection and mitigation of dust with AIRS
Author(s): S. De Souza-Machado; L. Larrabee Strow; S. E. Hannon; H. E. Motteler
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) has been operating since Sept. 2002 and AIRS radiance data is being used operationally by several weather centers. A significant fraction of AIRS observations are contaminated by dust blowoff from arid areas. The almost continous spectral coverage of AIRS in both the 10-12 and 3.7 micron atmospheric windows allows excellent detection of the presence of dust. Dust signals can often survive the cloud-clearing process used in the retrieval system for AIRS, thereby contaminating the low-altitude temperature and water vapor retrieval products. We present techniques being developed to both operationally detect and mitigate the effects of dust on AIRS retrieval products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5890, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: Numerical Atmospheric Prediction and Environmental Monitoring, 58900A (29 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619548
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S. De Souza-Machado, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
L. Larrabee Strow, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
S. E. Hannon, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
H. E. Motteler, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5890:
Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: Numerical Atmospheric Prediction and Environmental Monitoring
Hung-Lung Allen Huang; Hal J. Bloom; Xiaofeng Xu; Gerald J. Dittberner, Editor(s)

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