13 November 2010 Detection of cirrus based on refractive index using MODIS data
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Cirrus is important in the energy balance of the earth-atmosphere system. Previous studies are based on the forward models using the single scattering in the cirrus. In this study, we provide a unique method to detect the cirrus using the polarized reflectivities, single-scattering, and optical properties of water and ice with Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) observations. Consequently, the polarized reflectivities at MODIS 1.375 μm channel show the reasonable characteristics of the cirrus. The effective refractive indexes are retrieved approximately from 1.1 to 1.4. This investigation provides an effective inversion procedure for detecting the cirrus using the physical characteristics in the cirrus on the basis of the polarization and refractive index.
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Sungwook Hong, Sungwook Hong, Inchul Shin, Inchul Shin, Wontae Yun, Wontae Yun, } "Detection of cirrus based on refractive index using MODIS data", Proc. SPIE 7856, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions III, 785607 (13 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868959; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.868959

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