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Remote sensing of real and artificial clouds with Meteosat Second Generation

Mayer, Bernhard and Zinner, Tobias and Bugliaro, Luca (2006) Remote sensing of real and artificial clouds with Meteosat Second Generation. AMS, 12th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, 2006-07-09 - 2006-07-14, Madison, WI (USA).

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Remote sensing of clouds is a challenging task, due to the inherent inhomogeneity of clouds on all spatial scales and in time. Cloud remote sensing is generally based on two assumptions: (1) that clouds and reflected or emitted radiance are homogeneous over the sensor's field-of-view; and (2), that individual pixels may be treated independently of each other. Both assumptions have been shown to cause systematic biases and random noise in he retrieved optical and microphysical properties. Here we present for the first time an extended satellite scene simulated with a three-dimensional radiative transfer code, based on the output of a cloud-resolving model. The thus created data is used as a tool to test and improve cloud detection algorithms as well as microphysical property retrievals.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/50827/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title: Remote sensing of real and artificial clouds with Meteosat Second Generation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:10 July 2006
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:clouds, three-dimensional radiative transfer, remote sensing, validation, MSG
Event Title:AMS, 12th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation
Event Location:Madison, WI (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-07-09 - 2006-07-14
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 > Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Mayer, Dr.rer.nat. Bernhard
Deposited On:22 Aug 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:14

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