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    • Keywords

       

      Land aerosols; spectral signatures; remote sensing; IRS-P3 MOS data

    • Abstract

       

      With the launch of the German Aerospace Agency's (DLR) Modular Opto-electronic Scanner (MOS) sensor on board the Indian Remote Sensing satellite (IRS-P3) launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in March 1996, 13 channel multi-spectral data in the range of 408 to 1010 nm at high radiometric resolution, precision, and with narrow spectral bands have been available for a variety of land, atmospheric and oceanic studies. We found that these data are best for validation of radiative transfer model and the corresponding code developed by one of the authors at Space Applications Centre, and called ATMRAD (abbreviated for ATMospheric RADiation). Once this model/code is validated, it can be used for retrieving information on tropospheric aerosols over ocean or land. This paper deals with two clear objectives, viz.,

      1. Validation of ATMRAD model/code using MOS data and synchronously measured atmospheric data, and if found performing well, then to

      2. derive relationship between MOS radiances and Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT).

      The data validation procedure essentially involves

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      The results show that the model performance is satisfactory and a relationship between the spectral parameters of MOS radiances and aerosol optical thickness can be established. In this communication, we present the details of the experiments conducted, database, validation of the ATMRAD model and development of the relationship between AOT and MOS radiance.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      M B Potdar1 S A Sharma1 V Y Parikh1 P C S Devara2 P E Raj2 Y K Tiwari2 R S Maheskumar2 K K Dani2 S K Saha2 S M Sonbawne2 Y Jaya Rao2 G Pandithurai2

      1. Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad - 380 015, India
      2. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune - 411 008, India
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