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Surface polarized reflectance analysis for aerosol remote sensing
Author(s): Sergey Korkin; Alexei Lyapustin
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Paper Abstract

We study the Earth surface polarized reflectance using data collected by a space-based lidar. Accurate modelling of the surface reflectance supports retrieval algorithm development for the current and future Earth Science missions. Strong polarization of the laser light from Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) instrument, operated in 2015-2017, and nighttime measurements yield higher signal-to-noise ratio for polarization compared to the previous analysis of reflected, initially unpolarized, solar light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11152, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXIV, 111520I (9 October 2019);
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Sergey Korkin, USRA GESTAR (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alexei Lyapustin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11152:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXIV
Adolfo Comerón; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Klaus Schäfer; Richard H. Picard; Konradin Weber; Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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