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20 January 2005 Validation of AIRS cloud-cleared radiances using high spectral resolution infrared aircraft observations
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This study will present results of an effort to validate the accuracy of the cloud-cleared radiance products of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) using observations from a variety of aircraft based sensors. The AIRS cloud-clear radiances are a product of the Level 2 ground processing software developed by the NASA AIRS science team. The cloud-clear radiance represents an estimate of the infrared upwelling spectrum at the top of the atmosphere for a cloud free atmosphere. This study concentrates on observations collected during the Pacific THORpex experiment, conducted in February-March 2003. NASA ER-2 aircraft based observations from the Scanning-High Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) and the MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) are used in this validation effort.
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Kenneth H. Vinson, Henry E. Revercomb, Robert O. Knuteson, David C. Tobin, Steven B. Dutcher, Fred A. Best, Szu-Chia Lee, and Eric J. Fetzer "Validation of AIRS cloud-cleared radiances using high spectral resolution infrared aircraft observations", Proc. SPIE 5655, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II, (20 January 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.578902
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