Improving Aerosol and Visibility Forecasting Capabilities Using Current and Future Generations of Satellite Observations
NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Accurate visibility forecasts, being necessary for military operations and field applications of optically-sensitive equipment such as advanced electro-optical EO systems, remain as a challenging scientific problem. One reason is because large spatial and temporal variations exist, not only with aerosol physical and optical properties, but with emission sources. Clearly, to further advance aerosol forecasts and aerosol modeling studies, it is necessary to combine modeling and observational based studies through the use of space-borne observations from current and future aerosol-sensitive sensors. The long-term goal of this study is to improve the Navy s electro-optical propagation forecast capability through the use of multi-channel and multi-sensor aerosol data assimilation.
- Atmospheric Physics