30 January 2002 MOPITT cloud detection and its validation
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The measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard the Earth Observing System (EOS) Terra spacecraft measures tropospheric CO and CH4 by use of a nadir-viewing geometry. MOPITT cloud algorithm detects and removes measurements contaminated by clouds before retrieving CO profiles and CO and CH4 total columns. The collocation between MOPITT and MODIS is also established and MODIS cloud mask will be used in the MOPITT cloud algorithm. The cloud detection results in the use of MOPITT data alone agree with MODIS cloud mask for more than 80% of the tested cases.
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Juying Warner, Juying Warner, David Grant, David Grant, John C. Gille, John C. Gille, James R. Drummond, James R. Drummond, David P. Edwards, David P. Edwards, Merritt N. Deeter, Merritt N. Deeter, Gene L. Francis, Gene L. Francis, Daniel C. Ziskin, Daniel C. Ziskin, Mark W. Smith, Mark W. Smith, B. Ho, B. Ho, Louisa K. Emmons, Louisa K. Emmons, Jean-Luc Attie, Jean-Luc Attie, Jarmei Stephanie Chen, Jarmei Stephanie Chen, } "MOPITT cloud detection and its validation", Proc. SPIE 4485, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research IV, (30 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454287; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454287


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