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Data retrieval considerations for a spaceborne cloud radar
Author(s): Byron E. Richards; Ivan Astin
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Paper Abstract

A cloud radar detection algorithm has been developed to assess the optimum methodology for determining cloud coverage. The radar model was used with cloud data obtained from satellites and within cloud measurements. Form this it was found that the value of returned cloud cover for example is critically dependent on the detection threshold and radar pixel size used. Detection thresholds that minimize the difference between this returned cloud cover and true cloud cover were then found. These were discovered to be strongly dependent on the pixel size but not greatly dependent on the true cloud cover.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332707
Show Author Affiliations
Byron E. Richards, Matra Marconi Space Systems (United Kingdom)
Ivan Astin, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3495:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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