Cloud characteristics and channel selection for IASI radiances in meteorologically sensitive areas


Introduction Advanced infrared sounders, such as the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS, launched on board the Aqua satellite in May 2002) and the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) scheduled to be on board the first operational European polar-orbiting satellite Metop, measure or will measure radiation in many thousands of channels. They… (More)


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