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Multiple light scattering calculations for aerosol retrieval
Author(s): Sonoyo Mukai; Takuma Yokomae; Makiko Nakata; Itaru Sano
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Paper Abstract

In this work we focus on aerosol retrieval in the heavy events such as dust storm and biomass burning plume. It is natural to consider that incident solar light multiply interacts with the atmospheric aerosols due to dense radiation field in the aerosol event, that is to say the optical thickness of Earth atmosphere increases too much to do sun/sky photometry from surface-level. However the space-based observations are available for monitoring the atmospheric aerosols even in the heavy aerosol events. Here retrieval algorithms from space for such aerosol events are proposed. In practice, appropriate index for detection of dust storm or biomass burning plume, diagnostic method of core part of the aerosol event, and simulation code of radiative transfer for semi-infinite atmosphere model are newly developed. In this work, the space- or surface-based measurements, multiple scattering calculations and model simulations are synthesized together for aerosol retrieval.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7859, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, 78590N (28 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869624
Show Author Affiliations
Sonoyo Mukai, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Takuma Yokomae, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Makiko Nakata, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Itaru Sano, Kinki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7859:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Sonoyo Mukai; Robert J. Frouin; Byung-Ju Sohn, Editor(s)

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