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Detection of cloud top phase based on ADEOS/POLDER and OCTS data
Author(s): Masayoshi Yasumoto; Sonoyo Mukai
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Paper Abstract

This paper focuses on detection of the cloud coverage and its thermodynamic phase using the combined data derived from POLDER and OCTS on board the satellite ADEOS. The POLDER has provided polarization information with multi-angle viewing. This directional information is closely related to the scattering behavior of cloud particles in light scattering simulations. Thermal data given by OCTS infrared channels is available to determine the cloud top temperature. Our basic idea to detect the cloud thermodynamic phase is based on the combination of polarization from POLDER and brightness temperature from OCTS. It is shown that our algorithm has improved the distinction of water/ice cloud.

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: 10.1117/12.416982
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Masayoshi Yasumoto, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Sonoyo Mukai, Kinki 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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