29 August 2005 Routine detection and mitigation of dust using AIRS
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) has been operating since Sept. 2002 and AIRS radiance data is being used operationally by several weather centers. A significant fraction of AIRS observations are contaminated by dust blowoff from arid areas. The almost continous spectral coverage of AIRS in both the 10-12 and 3.7 micron atmospheric windows allows excellent detection of the presence of dust. Dust signals can often survive the cloud-clearing process used in the retrieval system for AIRS, thereby contaminating the low-altitude temperature and water vapor retrieval products. We present techniques being developed to both operationally detect and mitigate the effects of dust on AIRS retrieval products.
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S. De Souza-Machado, S. De Souza-Machado, L. Larrabee Strow, L. Larrabee Strow, S. E. Hannon, S. E. Hannon, H. E. Motteler, H. E. Motteler, } "Routine detection and mitigation of dust using AIRS", Proc. SPIE 5890, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: Numerical Atmospheric Prediction and Environmental Monitoring, 58900A (29 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619548; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619548

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