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dc.contributor.advisorDurkee, Philip A.
dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Brian B.
dc.dateJune 1997
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:23:23Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:23:23Z
dc.date.issued1997-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8910
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA 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.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/remotemeasuremen00brow
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleRemote measurement of aerosol optical properties using the NOAA POES AVHRR and GOES Imager during TARFOXen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.subject.authorRadiative transferen_US
dc.subject.authorNOAA AVHRRen_US
dc.subject.authorGOESen_US
dc.subject.authorAerosol optical depthen_US
dc.subject.authorTARFOXen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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