29 September 2009 Infrared radiative transfer model for aerosol clouds: implications to remote sensing by ground-based and airborne sensors
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It is of vital interest to understand how cloud particles interact with ambient atmospheric radiation fields. We developed a comprehensive analytical radiative transfer model for passive infrared remote sensing applicable to ground-based and airborne sensors. We show the qualitative difference between simple non-scattering aerosols (pseudo vapor cloud) and an aerosol cloud where scattering, absorption and emission occur. Simulations revealed two interesting observations: aerosol cloud detection from an airborne platform may be more challenging than for a ground-based sensor, and the detection of an aerosol cloud in emission mode is different from the detection of an aerosol cloud in absorption mode.
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Avishai Ben-David, Charles E. Davidson, "Infrared radiative transfer model for aerosol clouds: implications to remote sensing by ground-based and airborne sensors", Proc. SPIE 7475, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV, 74750F (29 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829051; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.829051
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