Sensitivity Analysis of the AVHRR Infrared Cirrus Model
PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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We have studied the sensitivity to errors of a cirrus cloud analysis technique using NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR multispectral imagery. The sensitivity analysis reveals possible errors in computing optical depths and altitudes for nighttime cirrus cloud data samples taken from the First ISCCP Regional Experiment FIRE Phase I intensive field observations. The Appendix contains plots of the computed errors found in the study.