Remote measurement of aerosol optical properties using the NOAA POES AVHRR and GOES Imager during TARFOX
Brown, Brian B.
Durkee, Philip A.
Wash, Carlyle H.
MetadataShow full item record
A radiative transfer algorithm in the solar wavelengths for the NOAA POES AVHRR and GOES Imager is proposed for the cloud-free, marine atmosphere. The algorithm combines linearized, single-scattering theory with an estimate of bi-directional surface reflectance. Phase functions are parameterized using an aerosol distribution model and the ratio of radiance values measured in channels 1 and 2 of the AVHRR. Retrieved satellite aerosol optical depth is compared to airborne sunphotometer data and derived values from particle size distributions collected during the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX) in July 1996. Error in the satellite derived values from the AVHRR originates in error in modeling aerosol size distributions, corresponding phase function parameterization and treatment of specular surface reflectance. Extension of the algorithm to the GOES Imager provided results consistent with the AVHRR.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Kahn, Ralph; Anderson, Jim; Anderson, Theodore L.; Bates, Tim; Brechtel, Fred; Carrico, Christian M.; Clarke, Anthony; Doherty, Sarah J.; Dutton, Ellsworth; Flagan, Richard; Frouin, Robert; Fukushima, Hajime; Holben, Brent; Howell, Steve; Huebert, Barry; Jefferson, Anne; Jonsson, Haflidi; Kalashnikova, Olga; Kim, Jiyoung; Kim, Sang-Woo; Kus, Pinar; Li, Wen-Hao; Livingston, John M.; McNaughton, Cameron; Merrill, John; Mukai, Sonoyo; Murayama, Toshiyuki; Nakajima, Teruyuki; Quinn, Patricia; Redemann, Jens; Rood, Mark; Russell, Phil; Sano, Itaru; Schmid, Beat; Seinfeld, John; Sugimoto, Nobuo; Wang, Jian; Welton, Ellsworth J.; Won, Jae-Gwang; Yoon, Soon-Chang (2004);On five occasions spanning the Asian Pacific Regional Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-Asia) field campaign in spring 2001, the Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer spaceborne instrument took data coincident with ...
Remote measurement of aerosol optical properties using the NOAA POES AVHRR during ACE-1, TARFOX and ACE-2 Smith, Peter J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-12-01);A radiative transfer algorithm in the solar wavelengths for the NOAA POES AVHRR is presented for the cloud-free, marine atmosphere. This algorithm combines linearized, single-scattering theory with an estimate of bi-directional ...
Kuciauskas, Arunas P. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-06);An aerosol optical depth retrieval algorithm in the visible wavelengths for the NOAA POES AVHRR and GOES -8 visible imager is presented for the cloud free, marine atmosphere. The algorithm combines linearized single-scatter ...