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Combined measurements of clouds using satellites, aircraft, and ground-based instruments
Author(s): Tadahiro Hayasaka; Hironobu Iwabuchi
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Paper Abstract

Cloud microphysical parameters such as optical thickness, effective particle radius, and liquid water path are obtained by measuring reflected or emitted radiation at various wavelengths from visible to microwave spectral region. Individual methods have both advantage and disadvantage since the cloud radiative properties are dependent on the relationship between particle size distribution and wavelength of radiation. Therefore comparison of retrieved parameters between different remote sensing measurements is important. On the other hand, the combination of various types of sensor is quite effective to the retrieval of cloud properties. In this study, some issues on the comparison between satellite remote sensing and groundbased or aircraft observations are discussed and some ideas such as statistical method are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4150, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.416962
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Tadahiro Hayasaka, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hironobu Iwabuchi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4150:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II
Yasuhiro Sasano; Jinxue Wang; Tadahiro Hayasaka, Editor(s)

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