Lite aerosol retrievals revisited in support of CALIPSO and GLAS

J. A. Reagan, X. Wang, H. Fang

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) shuttle mission demonstrated that spaceborne lidar offers an effective means for detecting the spatial features of significant regional aerosol concentrations resulting, for example, from Saharan dust, African and South American biomass burning, urban plumes and the like. Quantitative retrievals of aerosol backscatter and extinction profiles have also been obtained from the LITE 532 nm data using initial LITE calibrations and preliminary assumptions/modeling constraints regarding the aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratio, Sa, or auxiliary transmittance information. Two upcoming satellite lidar missions, GLAS (Geoscience Laser Altimeter System) and CALIPSO(Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) have provided impetus for continued analysis of LITE data as a testbed for developing and validating improved aerosol retrieval approaches for these satellite missions. This paper presents updated LITE aerosol retrievals, including uncertainty assessments, enabled by revised calibration approaches (including the 1064 nm channel) and techniques/models for reducing the range in Sa values assumed for the retrievals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1379-1381
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002) - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: Jun 24 2002Jun 28 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002)
CountryCanada
CityToronto, Ont.
Period6/24/026/28/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Lite aerosol retrievals revisited in support of CALIPSO and GLAS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Reagan, J. A., Wang, X., & Fang, H. (2002). Lite aerosol retrievals revisited in support of CALIPSO and GLAS. 1379-1381. Paper presented at 2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002), Toronto, Ont., Canada.