The utilization of MISR for polar cloud modeling

Michael J. Wilson, Larry Di Girolamo

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Abstract

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images were studied using a radiative transfer model and was also used to examine the effects of cloud micro- and macrophysical properties, surface albedo and Sun. These images revealed that the transition albedo varies dramatically with cloud optical depth and solar zenith angle. The MISR instrument has nine cameras, one that has a zenith angle of zero and pairs of cameras that analyze forward-scattered and back-scattered radiation at zenith angles of ±26.1°, ±45.6° and ±70.5°. The images also revealed that clouds are brighter than the surface when viewed from the forward-scattered direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages4361-4362
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2004Sep 24 2004

Other

Other2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period9/20/049/24/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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