Accession Number:

ADA510991

Title:

Development of Data-Assimilation-Quality MODIS and MISR Over Ocean Aerosol Products

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Aerosol related researches have gained a significant amount of attention over the past decade, largely due to its importance in climate change studies. In addition, aerosols are also heavily studied for air quality and visibility forecasts, using Chemical Transport Models CTM. Studies have shown that the CTMs aerosol forecasting capability can be significantly improved through the assimilation of satellite based aerosol measurements. However, large uncertainties and disagreements frequently exist in these satellite aerosol products. Thus, it is critical to have quality control and quality assurance procedures before assimilating these observations into numerical models.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE