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Satellite Ozone Retrieval Under Broken Cloud Conditions: An Error Analysis Based on Monte Carlo Simulations

Kokhanovsky, Alexander A. and Mayer, Bernhard and Rozanov, Vladimir V. and Wapler, Kathrin and Lamsal, Lok N. and Weber, Mark and Burrows, John P. and Schumann, Ulrich (2007) Satellite Ozone Retrieval Under Broken Cloud Conditions: An Error Analysis Based on Monte Carlo Simulations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45, pp. 187-194. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2006.886188.

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Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=04039624

Abstract

This paper investigates the influence of horizontally inhomogeneous clouds on the accuracy of total ozone column retrievals from space. The focus here is on retrievals based on backscattered ultraviolet light measurements in Huggins bands in the range of 315–340 nm. It is found that simplifying the description of cloud properties in the ozone-retrieval algorithm studied can produce errors of up to 6%, depending on the error in the assumed cloud parameters. Yet another finding is the fact that independent pixel approximation suffices for ozone-retrieval algorithms. This was found using three-dimensional Monte Carlo radiative transfer calculations in the Huggins bands.

Document Type:Article
Title:Satellite Ozone Retrieval Under Broken Cloud Conditions: An Error Analysis Based on Monte Carlo Simulations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kokhanovsky, Alexander A.Univ. of Bremen, Bremen
Mayer, BernhardUNSPECIFIED
Rozanov, Vladimir V.Univ. of Bremen, Bremen
Wapler, KathrinUNSPECIFIED
Lamsal, Lok N.Dalhousie University, Halifax, CND
Weber, MarkUniv. of Bremen, Bremen
Burrows, John P.Univ. of Bremen, Bremen
Schumann, UlrichUNSPECIFIED
Date:2007
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:45
DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2006.886188
Page Range:pp. 187-194
Status:Published
Keywords:Terms—Clouds, remote sensing, total ozone column, 3-D radiative transfer
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:09 Oct 2007
Last Modified:20 Oct 2014 14:31

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