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Comparison of the AIRS, IASI, and CrIS 900 cm-1 channel for Dome Concordia

Show simple item record Aumann, H.H. Elliott, Denis 2019-03-29T17:38:01Z 2019-03-29T17:38:01Z 2016-08-28
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, August 28 - September 1, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-3055
dc.description.abstract We compare AIRS, IASI-A and CrIS under the cold conditions encountered in the daily overpasses of Dome Concordia, which is located on a high plateau in Antarctica, between May 2012 and March 2016. The brightness temperatures at DomeC for the 900 cm-1 atmospheric window channel is 218K on average, but varies seasonally from 185K to 255K. Averaged over all simultaneous overpass data AIRS is 26±13 mK warmer than IASI-A, AIRS is 116±7 mK colder than CrIS. However, we find that differences for both AIRS/IASI-A and AIRS/CrIS are temperature dependent, with AIRS being 250mK colder than IASI-A at 200K. These effects have been independently verified by other investigators. AIRS and CrIS bt900 results for simultaneous overpasses and daily mean values agree within 100 mK. AIRS and IASI simultaneous overpasses agree within 100 mK, but AIRS is 2K warmer than IASI for daily mean values. We attribute this effect to an overactive IASI QC which is sensitive to scene temperature above about 240K. The DomeC data do not reveal if this QC effect is present at temperatures warmer than 255K. These effects need to be taken into account when comparing results from AIRS, IASI and CrIS, and even more so when analyzing data from vintage instruments with respect to climate change. 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, 2016 en_US
dc.title Comparison of the AIRS, IASI, and CrIS 900 cm-1 channel for Dome Concordia en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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