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decadal observations of mineral dust : property characterization and climate applications

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dc.contributor.author Kalashnikova, Olga V.
dc.contributor.author Garay, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Sokolik, Irina
dc.contributor.author Kahn, Ralph A.
dc.contributor.author Lyapustin, A.
dc.contributor.author Diner, David J.
dc.contributor.author Lee, Jae N.
dc.contributor.author Torres, Omar
dc.contributor.author Leptoukh, Gregory G.
dc.contributor.author Sabbah, Ismail
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-20T21:59:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-20T21:59:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-19
dc.identifier.citation Lecture College of Health Science, Kuwait City, Kuwait, November 19, 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5621
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43277
dc.description.abstract The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) provides a unique, independent source of data for studying dust emission and transport. MISR’s multiple view angles allow the retrieval of aerosol properties over bright surfaces, and such retrievals have been shown to be sensitive to the non-sphericity of dust aerosols over both land and water. MISR stereographic views of thick aerosol plumes allow height and instantaneous wind derivations at spatial resolutions of better than 1.1 km horizontally and ~200m vertically. We will discuss the radiometric and stereo-retrieval capabilities of MISR specifically for dust, and demonstrate the use of MISR data in conjunction with other available satellite observations for dust property characterization and climate studies. First, we will discuss MISR non-spherical (dust) fraction product over the global oceans. We will show that over the Atlantic Ocean, changes in the MISR-derived non-spherical AOD fraction illustrate the evolution of dust during transport. Next, we will present a MISR satellite perspective on dust climatology in major dust source regions with a particular emphasis on the West Africa and Middle East and discuss MISR’s unique strengths as well as current product biases. Finally, we will discuss MISR dust plume product and climatological applications. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) en_US
dc.subject non-spherical fraction en_US
dc.subject MISR INteractive eXplorer (MINX) en_US
dc.subject dust sources en_US
dc.subject dust plumes en_US
dc.title decadal observations of mineral dust : property characterization and climate applications en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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