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Cloud observations from future Japanese satellite missions
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the present status, scientific tentative results, plan of the future Japanese satellite missions related to the cloud sciences. There are three missions that will contribute to the cloud observations; GOSAT, EarthCARE, and GCOM-C (-W). Among the sensors aboard the satellites, we focus on the multi-spectral imagers. Each imager has different number of bands and observation swath according to the primary objectives. A principal aim of the CAI/GOSAT, for the cloud application, is providing the cloud screening to mitigate the uncertainty of CO2 retrieval by the FTS aboard the GOSAT. The MSI/EarthCARE will observe quasi-3D field of clouds together with active sensors, CPR and ATLID. The SGLI/GCOM-C, the follow-on mission of GLI/ADES-II, is the most precision imager among all Japanese future multi-spectral imagers. It has 19 bands from 380nm to 12μm, two of polarization bands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6744, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, 67440N (17 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737649
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Haruma Ishida, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Teruyuki Nakajima, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Haruhisa Shimoda, Tokai Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6744:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI
Shahid Habib; Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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