8 December 1999 Water vapor and cloud liquid water effective profile retrievals over the sea using TRMM microwave imager (TMI)
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A numerical monochromatic polarized plane-parallel radiative transfer code over sea has been developed for a non-scattering atmosphere in local thermodynamical equilibrium. In present work a non-linear inversion technique has been applied, based on the Levenberg-Marquardt Method, to a TMI late summer scene over the South of Mediterranean Sea. Temperature, water vapor and cloud liquid water atmospheric profiles have been retrieved over a wind-roughened sea surface. Eventually, integrated water vapor and cloud liquid water content have been estimated. A quasi-contemporary SSM/I acquisition over the same region has been utilized to derive integrated water vapor and cloud liquid water burden, using a statistical well- known algorithm. The TMI and SSM/I derived estimates are then compared for the selected scene.
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Stefano Migliorini, Stefano Nativi, Dino Giuli, "Water vapor and cloud liquid water effective profile retrievals over the sea using TRMM microwave imager (TMI)", Proc. SPIE 3867, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IV, (8 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373058; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.373058
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Clouds

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Microwave radiation

Imaging systems

Atmospheric modeling

Radiative transfer

Polarization

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