Global analysis and characterization of AIRS/MOBIS cloud-clearing

Hong Zhang, Hung Lung Huang, Jun Li, Kevin Baggett, Chian Yi Liu

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Abstract

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and MODerate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the EOS Aqua spacecraft measure the upwelling infrared radiance used for numerous remote sensing and climate related applications. AIRS provides high spectral resolution infrared radiances while MODIS provides collocated high spatial resolution radiances at sixteen broad infrared bands. An optimal algorithm for cloud-clearing has been developed for AIRS cloudy soundings at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where the spatially and spectrally collocated AIRS and MODIS data has been used to verify this algorithm. A global analysis and characterization of the AIRS cloud-clearing using the bias and the standard deviation between AIRS cloud-cleared brightness temperature and the nearby clear brightness temperature are studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II
Subtitle of host publicationPerspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventAtmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II: Perspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Aug 200617 Aug 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6301
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceAtmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II: Perspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period16/08/0617/08/06

Keywords

  • AIRS
  • Cloud-clearing
  • MODES

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