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Global analysis and characterization of AIRS/MODIS cloud clearing
Author(s): Hong Zhang; Hung-Lung Huang; Jun Li; Kevin Baggett; Chian-Yi Liu
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and MODerate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the EOS Aqua spacecraft measure the upwelling infrared radiance used for numerous remote sensing and climate related applications. AIRS provides high spectral resolution infrared radiances while MODIS provides collocated high spatial resolution radiances at sixteen broad infrared bands. An optimal algorithm for cloud-clearing has been developed for AIRS cloudy soundings at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where the spatially and spectrally collocated AIRS and MODIS data has been used to verify this algorithm. A global analysis and characterization of the AIRS cloud-clearing using the bias and the standard deviation between AIRS cloud-cleared brightness temperature and the nearby clear brightness temperature are studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6301, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II: Perspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies, 63010B (1 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683942
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Hong Zhang, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
Hung-Lung Huang, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
Jun Li, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
Kevin Baggett, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
Chian-Yi Liu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6301:
Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II: Perspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies
Allen H. L. Huang; Hal J. Bloom, Editor(s)

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