29 August 2005 Comparison of global AIRS/AMSU and AIRS/MODIS cloud-clearing performance
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Two classes of cloud-cleared radiances retrieval approaches developed so far comprise the synergistic use of 1) collocated infrared and microwave measurements, and 2) collocated infrared imaging and sounding measurements that is discussed in detail in the companion paper entitle "Evaluation of Cloud-Cleared Radiances for Numerical Weather Prediction and Cloud Contaminated Sounding Applications" [1]. In that paper AIRS/AMSU and AIRS/MODIS cloud-cleared algorithms are discussed and their performance evaluated. The focus of this paper is to present additional examples and statistics for not only cloud-cleared radiances but also cloud-cleared retrieval of temperature and water vapor.
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Guan Li, Guan Li, Hung-Lung Huang, Hung-Lung Huang, Kevin Baggett, Kevin Baggett, Jun Li, Jun Li, } "Comparison of global AIRS/AMSU and AIRS/MODIS cloud-clearing performance", Proc. SPIE 5890, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: Numerical Atmospheric Prediction and Environmental Monitoring, 58901D (29 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.615510; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.615510
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