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New cloud science derived from GCOMC satellite mission
Author(s): Husi Letu; Takashi Y. Nakajima; Takashi N. Matsui; Yoshiaki Matsumae
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Paper Abstract

The Global Change Observation Mission (GCOMC)/Second Generation Global Imager (SGLI) is an passive optical radiometer for monitoring climate change, which is scheduled to launch in around 2014 by the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA). The SGLI sensor is an optical sensor capable of multi-channel observation at wavelengths from near-UV to thermal infrared. The SGLI consists of two radiometer instruments, the Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer (VNR) and the Infrared Scanner (IRS). SGLI-VNR is capable of observing polarized and non-polarized radiance. In the GCOMC satellite mission, cloud properties such as the cloud optical thickness, the effective particle radii, and the cloud top temperature will be retrieved from SGLI-VNR data. The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) cloud product will be produce and cloud inhomogeneity of the warm water cloud will be discussed. This is one of the new sciences of the GCOM-C satellite mission in terms of cloud sciences. Furthermore, ice crystal scattering database will be developed for ice cloud remote sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8523, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV, 85230N (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977282
Show Author Affiliations
Husi Letu, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Takashi N. Matsui, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiaki Matsumae, Tokai Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8523:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV
Tadahiro Hayasaka; Kenji Nakamura; Eastwood Im, Editor(s)

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