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CLIM: A cloud imager to provide sounders with agile sighting
Author(s): Thierry L. Trémas; Sarah Guibert; Bruno Lafrance
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Paper Abstract

The CLIM (Cloud Imager) infrared camera, currently being defined, has same channels as AVHRR and has been designed to assist sounders by spotting areas of clear sky from a satellite. The article outlines a simulation of CLIM, based on real data, and presents its estimated performances for different spectral band configurations associated with a cloud detection algorithm. The study shows that up to 40% more cloud-free zones can be explored by a sounder supported by such an imager, compared with the same sounder pointing fixedly at the nadir.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2009
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7475, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV, 747503 (29 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830093
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry L. Trémas, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Sarah Guibert, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Bruno Lafrance, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7475:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Christopher J. Mertens, Editor(s)

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