20 October 2015 Detection of severe air pollution from multidirectional perspectives
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This work intends to consider the retrieval algorithms of remote sensing for severe air pollutions. In these cases mixture of aerosols and clouds, namely aerosols in cloudy scenes and/or clouds in heavy aerosol episode, are often occurred. Aerosol retrieval in the hazy atmosphere has been achieved based on radiation simulation method of successive order of scattering (MSOS). JAXA has been developing the new Earth observing system GCOM−C satellite. GCOM−C will be launched in early of 2017 and board the polarization sensor SGLI. The SGLI has multi (19)-channels as MODIS and measures polarized reflected sunlight at wavelengths of 0.679 μm and 0.869 μm as POLDER. The radiance and polarization degree are taken into account here in the severe biomass burning episode over Borneo islands in Indonesia observed by PARASOL / POLDER and Aqua/MODIS. As a result the possibility of JAXA / GCOM−C / SGLI related to remote sensing for a mixture case of aerosols and clouds can be examined.
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Sonoyo Mukai, Sonoyo Mukai, Itaru Sano, Itaru Sano, Makiko Nakata, Makiko Nakata, Masayoshi Yasumoto, Masayoshi Yasumoto, } "Detection of severe air pollution from multidirectional perspectives", Proc. SPIE 9640, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XX, 964013 (20 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194677
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