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By Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine Remer, Didier Tanre

This e-book offers a far wanted clarification of the elemental actual ideas of radiative move and distant sensing, and offers all of the tools and retrieval algorithms in a homogenous demeanour. The editors supply, for the 1st time, a simple direction from conception to functional algorithms in a single simply available quantity, making the relationship among theoretical radiative move and person sensible options to retrieve aerosol info from distant sensing, and delivering the specifics and intercomparison of all present and historic retrieval equipment.

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The satellite-based component of the aerosol monitoring system consists of a variety of sensors on multiple platforms, including the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) deployed on the Terra and Aqua satellites of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) and a lidar system and imaging radiometer on the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Foreword xxxv ,QIUDUHG3DWKÀQGHU6DWHOOLWH2EVHUYDWLRQV &$/,362 DMRLQWPLVVLRQRI1$6$DQGWKH French CNES. Dr Kaufman was a member of both the MODIS and CALIPSO Science Teams and served as Project Scientist of Terra during its development.

We will see in Chapter 2 that the aerosol optical or radiative characteristics, which determine the possibilities of remote sensing, depend on the particles’ chemical composition, their size, and their shape. Composition is represented by the particles’ complex refractive indices, with the real part contributing to the determination of the particles’ light scattering properties and the imaginary part of the refractive index contributing to the determination of the particles’ light absorption properties.

1999b), especially in the Huggins bands, and have demonstrated the absorption to be strongly temperature dependent. , with TOMS and OMI instruments (see Chapters 7 and 8). 2. This band is used in remote sensing with SAGE and similar occultation instruments (see Chapter 8). Minor gaseous constituents, such as NO2, NO3, OClO, and SO2, also cause some absorption bands in the UV and visible parts of the spectrum, thereby facilitating remote )LJXUHOzone UV absorption cross section ×10–20 (cm2) at 230 K.

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