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Cloud optical depth measured with ground-based, uncooled infrared imagers
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Paper Abstract

Ground-based, low-cost, uncooled infrared imagers are specially calibrated and deployed for long-term measurements of spatial and temporal cloud statistics. Measurements of cloud optical depth are shown for thin clouds, and validated with a dual-polarization cloud lidar. Good comparisons are achieved for thin clouds having 550-nm optical depth of 3 or less.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8523, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV, 85231D (27 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981294
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Paul W. Nugent, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Nathan J. Pust, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Brian J. Redman, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Sabino Piazzolla, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


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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