16 October 2015 Aerosol properties from combined oxygen A band radiances and lidar
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We have developed a new aerosol retrieval technique based on combing high-resolution A band spectra with lidar profiles. Our goal is the development of a technique to retrieve aerosol absorption, one of the critical parameters affecting the global radiation budget and one which is currently poorly constrained by satellite measurements. Our approach relies on two key factors: 1) the use of high spectral resolution (17,000:1) measurements which resolve the Aband line structure, and 2) the use of co-located lidar profile measurements to constrain the vertical distribution of scatterers in the forward model. The algorithm has been developed to be applied to observations from the CALIPSO and OCO-2 satellites, flying in formation as part of the A-train constellation. We describe the approach and present simulated retrievals to illustrate performance potential.
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David M. Winker, David M. Winker, Peng-Wang Zhai, Peng-Wang Zhai, Yongxiang Hu, Yongxiang Hu, } "Aerosol properties from combined oxygen A band radiances and lidar", Proc. SPIE 9640, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XX, 964002 (16 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195182; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195182

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