Joel Susskind

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The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Version-2 Monthly Precipitation Analysis is described. This globally complete, monthly analysis of surface precipitation at 2.58 latitude 3 2.58 longitude resolution is available from January 1979 to the present. It is a merged analysis that incorporates precipitation estimates from low-orbit satellite(More)
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and the HSB (Humidity Sounder Brazil) form an integrated cross-track scanning temperature and humidity sounding system on the Aqua satellite of the Earth Observing System (EOS). AIRS is an infrared spectrometer/radiometer which covers the 3.7 15.4 μm spectral range with(More)
It is widely assumed that variations in Earth's radiative energy budget at large time and space scales are small. We present new evidence from a compilation of over two decades of accurate satellite data that the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) tropical radiative energy budget is much more dynamic and variable than previously thought. Results indicate that the(More)
This paper describes the AIRS Science Team Version 5 retrieval algorithm in terms of its three most significant improvements over the methodology used in the AIRS Science Team Version 4 retrieval algorithm. Improved physics in Version 5 allows for use of AIRS clear column radiances in the entire 4.3 μm CO2 absorption band in the retrieval of temperature(More)
New state of the art methodology is described to analyze AIRS/AMSU/HSB data in the presence of multiple cloud formations. The methodology forms the basis for the AIRS Science Team algorithm which will be used to analyze AIRS/AMSU/HSB data on EOS Aqua. The cloud clearing methodology requires no knowledge of the spectral properties of the clouds. The basic(More)
Two experiments investigated differences in forming impressions of individual and group targets. Experiment 1 showed that when forming an impression of an individual, perceivers made more extreme trait judgments, made those judgments more quickly and with greater confidence, and recalled more information than when the impression target was a group.(More)
An approach to approximating the instrument response for an unapodized interferometer is presented. The approach comprises functions that are local enough in frequency space (no more than five wave numbers) that one can use the Planck function at a single frequency to calculate the radiance at a given frequency and atmospheric pressure level, and it is well(More)
The apodization of an interferogram corresponds to a linear transformation in spectral space between unapodized and apodized radiances. Many apodization functions have well-behaved numerical inverse transformations, and we show an analytic inverse for the Hamming apodization function. The inverse transformation has many practical uses for remote sensing(More)
Achard, F.; Eva, H. D.; Stibig, H.; Mayaux, P.; Gallego, J.; Richards, T., and Malingreau, J. Determination of deforestation rates of the world’s humid tropical forests. Science, 297 (5583):999–1002, 2002. doi: 10.1126/science.1070656. Adam, J. C.; Clark, E. A.; Lettenmaier, Dennis P., and Wood, E. F. Correction of global precipitation products for(More)