23 December 1994 Impact of aerosols generated from biomass burning and dust storms
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Atmospheric aerosol particles play a vital role in the earth's radiative energy budget. They exert a net cooling influence on climate by directly reflecting the solar radiation to space and by modifying the shortwave reflective properties of clouds. Each year, increasing amounts of aerosol particles are released into the atmosphere due to biomass burning, dust storms, forest fires and volcanic activity. These particles significantly perturb the radiative balance on local, regional, and global scales. While the detection of aerosols over water is a well established procedure, the detection of aerosols over land is often difficult due to the poor contrast between the aerosols and the underlying terrain. In this study, we use textural measures in order to detect aerosols generated from biomass burning and dust storms.
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Sundar A. Christopher, Sundar A. Christopher, Denise A. Berendes, Denise A. Berendes, Donna V. Vulcan, Donna V. Vulcan, Ronald M. Welch, Ronald M. Welch, } "Impact of aerosols generated from biomass burning and dust storms", Proc. SPIE 2309, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II, (23 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.196670; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.196670


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