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Determination of cloud and aerosol layers using CALIPSO and image processing
Author(s): A. N. Alias; M. Z. MatJafri; H. S. Lim; K. Abdullah; N. Mohd. Saleh
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Paper Abstract

The height of cloud and aerosol layers in the atmosphere is believed to affect climate change and air pollution because both of them have important direct effects on the radiation balance of the earth. In this paper, we study the ability of Cloud Aerosol LIDAR and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) data to detect, locate and distinguish between cloud and aerosol layers in the atmosphere over Peninsula Malaysia. We also used image processing technique to differentiate between cloud and aerosol layers from the CALIPSO images. The cloud and aerosol layers mostly are seen at troposphere (>10 km) and lower stratosphere (>15km). The results shows that CALIPSO can be used to determine cloud and aerosol layers and image processing technique has successfully distinguished them in the atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7111, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IV, 71110D (15 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800191
Show Author Affiliations
A. N. Alias, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
M. Z. MatJafri, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
H. S. Lim, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
K. Abdullah, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
N. Mohd. Saleh, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7111:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IV
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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