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Aerosol optical depth retrieval by NPS model modified for SeaWiFS input

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Authors
Brown, Brady A.
Subjects
Sea-viewing wide field-of-view sensor
SeaWIPS
Aerosol optical depth
AOD
Dust
ACE-ASIA
Sea of Japan
East China Sea
Yellow Sea
Advisors
Durkee, Philip A.
Davidson, Kenneth L.
Date of Issue
2002-03
Date
March 2002
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Using visible wavelength radiance data obtained from the spaceborne Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), during the Aerosol Characterization Experiment-Asia (ACE-Asia), an analysis of aerosol optical depth (AOD) was completed by modification to the NPS AOD Model previously compiled for NOAA geosynchronous- and polar-orbiting satellites. The objective of the analysis was to calibrate the linearized, single-scatter algorithm, estimated bi-directional surface reflectance, and phase function parameters. The intent of the study was to provide enhanced temporal AOD coverage with the addition of the orbiting SeaWiFS eight-channel radiometer to the established NOAA constellation of five-channel AVHRR-equipped satellites. The work has operational significance in providing timely, accurate remote information to military operators of identification and targeting systems. Possible applications include detection and warning of international treaty violation or reducing the adverse public health effects by weapons of mass destruction or pollution advection on global weather patterns.
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Thesis
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Meteorology
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xvi, 61 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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