Accession Number:

ADA633993

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:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal for this project is threefold i to characterize dust aerosols i.e., Saharan and Asian 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 e.g., Fu and Liou 1993 perturbations and general visibility conditions from visible to thermal IR wavelengths e.g., Tsay et al. 1990.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE