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The GERB Edition 1 products SEVIRI scene identification
Author(s): Alessandro Ipe; Cedric Bertrand; Nicolas Clerbaux; Steven Dewitte; Luis Gonzalez
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Paper Abstract

The first Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument was launched during the 2002 summer together with the Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI) on board of the Meteosat-8 satellite. This broadband radiometer aims to deliver near real-time estimates of the top of the atmosphere solar and thermal radiative fluxes at high temporal resolution thanks to the geostationary orbit. Such goal is achieved with the L20 GERB processing which generates these fluxes at several spatial resolutions from the directional filtered radiance measurements of the instrument. This processing consists of successive components, one of them being a radiance-to-flux conversion. Such conversion is carried out in the solar region by using the shortwave angular dependency models (ADMs) developed from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment. As these ADMs are stratisfed according to specific scene properties, the GERB ground segment will have to rely on a scene identification of SEVIRI data which allows us to select the proper ADM. In this paper, we will briefly justify and describe the implementation of a specific GERB scene identification for the offcial Edition 1 release of the L2 products. Preliminary comparisons between GERB and CERES scene identifications both applied to SEVIRI data will follow. Finally, we will suggest possible improvements based on limitations which could be found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6745, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XII, 674512 (26 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737309
Show Author Affiliations
Alessandro Ipe, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)
Cedric Bertrand, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)
Nicolas Clerbaux, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)
Steven Dewitte, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)
Luis Gonzalez, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6745:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XII
Adolfo Comerón; Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; James R. Slusser; Aldo Amodeo, Editor(s)

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