Accession Number:

ADA626424

Title:

Characterization of Dust Aerosols and Atmospheric Parameters from Space-borne and Surface-based Remote Sensing: Application of Community Radiative Transfer Algorithms to Navy Electro-Optical Models

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Long-term Goals The long-term goal for this project is threefold i to characterize dust aerosols i.e., Saharan and Gobi dusts and atmospheric parameters e.g., column water vapor from space-borne and surface-based remote sensing, ii to investigate quantitatively their radiative forcing and climatic effects by analyzing and modeling data obtained from various ONRNASA field campaigns, and iii to construct and utilize computationally efficient radiation post-processors for running on US Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System to estimate aerosol radiative flux perturbation and general visibility conditions from visible to thermal IR wavelengths. Objectives Target detection and visibility tactical decision aid products used by the United States Navy are based on the Target Acquisition Weather Software TAWS. As part of the Naval Research Laboratory Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System NAAPS development, aerosol microphysics codes are for the first time being implemented. The objectives of this project are to validate the regional transport and visibility aspects of the US Navy NAAPS by using observational data combining with current state-of-the- art atmospheric radiative transfer simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE