Cloud Detection in Nonpolar Regions for CERES Using TRMM VIRS and Terra and Aqua MODIS Data

  title={Cloud Detection in Nonpolar Regions for CERES Using TRMM VIRS and Terra and Aqua MODIS Data},
  author={Patrick Minnis and Qing Z. Trepte and Sunny Sun-Mack and Yan Chen and David R. Doelling and David F. Young and Douglas A. Spangenberg and Walter F. Miller and Bruce A. Wielicki and Ricky R. Brown and Sharon Gibson and Erika B. Geier},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
Objective techniques have been developed to consistently identify cloudy pixels over nonpolar regions in multispectral imager data coincident with measurements taken by the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Terra, and Aqua satellites. The daytime method uses the 0.65-, 3.8-, 10.8-, and 12.0-mum channels on the TRMM Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) and the Terra and Aqua MODIS. The VIRS and Terra 1.6-mum channel and the Aqua 1… CONTINUE READING
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