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Validation of AIRS cloud-cleared radiances using high spectral resolution infrared aircraft observations
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Paper Abstract

This study will present results of an effort to validate the accuracy of the cloud-cleared radiance products of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) using observations from a variety of aircraft based sensors. The AIRS cloud-clear radiances are a product of the Level 2 ground processing software developed by the NASA AIRS science team. The cloud-clear radiance represents an estimate of the infrared upwelling spectrum at the top of the atmosphere for a cloud free atmosphere. This study concentrates on observations collected during the Pacific THORpex experiment, conducted in February-March 2003. NASA ER-2 aircraft based observations from the Scanning-High Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) and the MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) are used in this validation effort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5655, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II, (20 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.578902
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth H. Vinson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Robert O. Knuteson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
David C. Tobin, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Steven B. Dutcher, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Fred A. Best, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Szu-Chia Lee, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Eric J. Fetzer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5655:
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II
Allen M. Larar; Makoto Suzuki; Qingxi Tong, Editor(s)

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