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Validation of trade wind cumulus cloud properties derived from meteorological satellites
Author(s): Iliana Genkova; Guangyu Zhao; Gabriela Seiz; Eric Snodgrass; Marile Colon; Larry Di Girolamo; Bob Rauber
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Paper Abstract

Trade wind cumulus clouds typically have horizontal sizes of tens of meters to tens of kilometers. Cloud products from MISR and MODIS instruments are available at spatial resolutions varying from 1 km to 5 km. Therefore some of these clouds have been poorly detected and studied. For the duration of the Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) experiment, November 2004 - January 2005, data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is available at 15 meters spatial resolution. We use this data along with a suite of aircraft data available as part of RICO to validate cloud macro-physical properties derived from meteorological satellites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59790A (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627907
Show Author Affiliations
Iliana Genkova, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Guangyu Zhao, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Gabriela Seiz, ESA-ESRIN Earth Observation (Italy)
Eric Snodgrass, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Marile Colon, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Larry Di Girolamo, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Bob Rauber, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)


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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