26 November 2008 Improved products for assimilation and model validation from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the EOS Aqua Spacecraft was launched on May 4, 2002. AIRS acquires hyperspectral infrared radiances in the 3.7-15.4 um spectral region with spectral resolution of better than 1200. Key channels from the AIRS Level 1B calibrated radiance product are currently assimilated into operational weather forecasts at NCEP and other international agencies. Additional Level 2 products for assimilation include the AIRS cloud cleared radiances and the geophysical retrieved temperature and water vapor profiles. The AIRS products are also used to validate climate model vertical and horizontal biases and transport of water vapor and key trace gases including Carbon Dioxide and Ozone. The wide variety of products available from the AIRS make it well suited to study processes affecting the interaction of these products.
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Thomas S. Pagano, Thomas S. Pagano, } "Improved products for assimilation and model validation from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on Aqua", Proc. SPIE 7148, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions II, 714802 (26 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804906; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.804906
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