Estimation of dust loading and height using MODIS, AIRS and MAERI data

S. De Souza-Machado, D. A. Chu, N. R. Nalli, L. L. Strow, S. E. Hannon, H. E. Motteler, P. J. Minnett

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Abstract

We present an intercomparison of retrieved dust parameters obtained from analyzing AIRS and MODIS satellite data. Recent papers have highlighted using AIRS data to retrieve dust top (layer) height, loading and particle size. Different methods have been used, such as assuming a fixed particle size and dust top height before fitting radiance data from selected AIRS channels, or using lookup tables to retrieve dust loading, height and particle size. In this paper we use the combination of dust retrievals from MODIS visible and AIRS thermal infrared channels to provide information on dust top height by forcing the error term (or intercept of the linear regression of dust optical depths retrieved from MODIS and AIRS) to zero. When available, GLAS measurements will be used to validate dust top height. Collocated ship based M-AERI observations, obtained in March 2004 during the AEROSE campaign will also be analyzed to verify this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing of Aerosol and Chemical Gases, Model Simulation/Assimilation, and Applications to Air Quality
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2006
EventRemote Sensing of Aerosol and Chemical Gases, Model Simulation/Assimilation, and Applications to Air Quality - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 14 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6299
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherRemote Sensing of Aerosol and Chemical Gases, Model Simulation/Assimilation, and Applications to Air Quality
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/13/068/14/06

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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    De Souza-Machado, S., Chu, D. A., Nalli, N. R., Strow, L. L., Hannon, S. E., Motteler, H. E., & Minnett, P. J. (2006). Estimation of dust loading and height using MODIS, AIRS and MAERI data. In Remote Sensing of Aerosol and Chemical Gases, Model Simulation/Assimilation, and Applications to Air Quality [62990D] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6299). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.682589