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Effect of aerosols and clouds on the retrieval of infrared sea surface temperatures

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dc.contributor.author Vazquez-Cuervo, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Harris, Andy
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Edward M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-16T20:40:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-16T20:40:14Z
dc.date.issued 2004-10
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Climate, Vol. 17, no. 20, doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<3921:TEOAAC>2.0.CO;2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40836
dc.description.abstract Comparisons are performed between spatially averaged sea surface temperatures (ASST2) as derived from the second Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-2) on board the second European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-2) and the NOAA–NASA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Oceans Pathfinder dataset (MPFSST). Difference maps, MPFSST 2 ASST2, along with the application of a simple statistical regression model to aerosol and cloud data from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), are used to examine the impact of possible aerosol and cloud contamination. Differences varied regionally, but the largest biases were seen off western Africa. Nighttime and daytime differences off western Africa were reduced from 20.58 to 20.28C and from 20.18 to 08C, respectively. Significant cloud flagging, based on the model, occurred in the Indian Ocean, the equatorial Pacific, and in the vicinity of the Gulf Stream. Comparisons of the MPFSST and the ASST2 with in situ data from the 2002 version of the World Oceanic Database (WOD02) off western Africa show larger mean differences for the MPFSST. The smallest mean differences occurred for nighttime ASST2 2 WOD02 with a value of 0.08 6 0.48C. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Meteorological Society en_US
dc.subject high resolution radiometer en_US
dc.subject track scanning radiometer en_US
dc.subject satellites en_US
dc.subject remote sensing en_US
dc.subject cloud effects en_US
dc.subject sea surface temperature en_US
dc.title Effect of aerosols and clouds on the retrieval of infrared sea surface temperatures en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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