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Cloud sciences using satellite remote sensing, cloud growth model, and radiative transfer
Author(s): Takashi Y. Nakajima; Takashi N. Matsui; Husi Letu; Kentaroh Suzuki; Haruma Ishida; Nobuyuki Kikuchi; Graeme L. Stephens; Teruyuki Nakajima; Haruhisa Shimoda
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, it has been revealed that the cloud microphysical properties such as cloud particle radii obtained from satellite remote sensing were of apparent values. A combined use of passive and active sensor has gradually revealed about what we observed using passive imager thorough the vertical information of clouds obtained from active sensors. For understanding the process of cloud growth in nature, model that simulates cloud droplet growth is also needed. Observation results obtained from the satellite remote sensing are used for validating model such as cloud resolving model and spectral-bin microphysics cloud model. Vice-versa, models are used for understanding the process that are hidden in satellite-remote sensing results. We are aiming consistent understanding of clouds with observation and modeling. In this paper, we will introduce a preliminary result of multi-sensor view of warm water clouds and we will review our research strategy of cloud sciences, using satellite remote sensing, the cloud growth model, and the radiative transfer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7859, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, 785905 (28 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869436
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Takashi N. Matsui, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Husi Letu, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Kentaroh Suzuki, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins (United States)
Haruma Ishida, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kikuchi, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Graeme L. Stephens, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins (United States)
Teruyuki Nakajima, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Haruhisa Shimoda, Tokai Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7859:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Sonoyo Mukai; Robert J. Frouin; Byung-Ju Sohn, Editor(s)

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