31 January 2001 Detecting thin cirrus clouds in high-spectral-resolution infrared data
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Many uses of satellite data, including atmospheric sounding of temperature and humidity for operational meteorology, require the detection of cloudy pixels so that these measurements can be either 'cloud cleared' or omitted. However, optically thin cirrus cloud can remain undetected by standard cloud detection algorithms using either visible or IR data, but such clouds can still have a significant detrimental effect on the use of the data and introduce errors in the retrieval of other variables, if they remain undetected. Here we address the problem of detecting optically thin cirrus cloud in high spectral resolution IR interferometer data.
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Jaqueline E. Russell, Joanna D. Haigh, "Detecting thin cirrus clouds in high-spectral-resolution infrared data", Proc. SPIE 4168, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413844; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.413844
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