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dc.contributor.advisorDurkee, Philip A.
dc.contributor.authorSweat, Perry C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:46Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:46Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA technique for deriving aerosol optical depths by measuring the radiance inside and outside of shaded regions is expanded to include shadows from clouds. Previous research focused on utilizing QuickBird satellite imagery. The 2.4 meter resolution of QuickBird allowed for sampling to focus on building-generated shadows. Research was done on several different surface types, including dirt, grass, sand, and pavement. The research presented in this thesis focuses on the challenges presented by attempting this technique with three other types of imagery--Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS), IKONOS, and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). The lower resolution of MODIS and ASTER does not lend itself to focusing on building shadows, but rather cloud shadows. Results from sampling cloud-generated shadows show this method has promise, much like previous studies, and opens up aerosol optical depth determination using this technique to a wide variety of imagery as well as additional sensor platformsen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/verificationofer109454145
dc.format.extentxv, 69 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric aerosolsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOptical propertiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRemote sensingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric diffusionen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer simulationen_US
dc.titleVerification of aerosol optical depth retrievals from cloud shadows using satellite imageryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolNielson, Kurt.
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc228853503
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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