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Three-dimensional radiative transfer modeling of microwave brightness temperature using TRMM PR data
Author(s): Masaharu Fujita; Hiroyuki Kashiwagi
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a three-dimensional approach of microwave brightness temperature calculation of rain field using TRMM PR data. Calculations were made for the Stoke parameters by means of a vector discrete ordinate method toward twenty four directions in a three dimensional space. The results were compared to the TRMM TMI data to evaluate the validity of calculation. Introduction of wind-roughed sea surface model improved the correlation between the calculated and measured brightness temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59790D (2 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.625501
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Masaharu Fujita, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

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