Validation of trade wind cumulus cloud properties derived from meteorological satellites

Iliana Genkova, Guangyu Zhao, Gabriela Seiz, Eric Richard Snodgrass, Marile Colon, Larry Di Girolamo, Robert M Rauber

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Abstract

Trade wind cumulus clouds typically have horizontal sizes of tens of meters to tens of kilometers. Cloud products from MISR and MODIS instruments are available at spatial resolutions varying from 1 km to 5 km. Therefore some of these clouds have been poorly detected and studied. For the duration of the Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) experiment, November 2004 - January 2005, data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is available at 15 meters spatial resolution. We use this data along with a suite of aircraft data available as part of RICO to validate cloud macro-physical properties derived from meteorological satellites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59790A
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5979
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventRemote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: Sep 19 2005Sep 21 2005

Keywords

  • Cloud cover
  • Cloud properties
  • Cloud size
  • Cloud top height
  • Trade wind cumulus
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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