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1 September 2006 Global analysis and characterization of AIRS/MODIS cloud clearing
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and MODerate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the EOS Aqua spacecraft measure the upwelling infrared radiance used for numerous remote sensing and climate related applications. AIRS provides high spectral resolution infrared radiances while MODIS provides collocated high spatial resolution radiances at sixteen broad infrared bands. An optimal algorithm for cloud-clearing has been developed for AIRS cloudy soundings at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where the spatially and spectrally collocated AIRS and MODIS data has been used to verify this algorithm. A global analysis and characterization of the AIRS cloud-clearing using the bias and the standard deviation between AIRS cloud-cleared brightness temperature and the nearby clear brightness temperature are studied.
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Hong Zhang, Hung-Lung Huang, Jun Li, Kevin Baggett, and Chian-Yi Liu "Global analysis and characterization of AIRS/MODIS cloud clearing", Proc. SPIE 6301, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II: Perspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies, 63010B (1 September 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.683942
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