• Mathematics
  • Published 2006

Development of Sky Cover Retrieval Algorithm for the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) Imagery

@inproceedings{HyeRyun2006DevelopmentOS,
  title={Development of Sky Cover Retrieval Algorithm for the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) Imagery},
  author={Oh Hye-Ryun and Yong-Sang Choi and Chang-Hoi Ho and Myoung-Hwan Ahn},
  year={2006}
}
We have developed a retrieval algorithm to estimate the sky cover of clouds in the celestial sphere centered at a ground observer. In this algorithm, the sky cover is obtained from the satellite-observed (i.e., nadir-viewing) cloud fraction through two procedures: assigning the weights of the ratio of the solid angle filled by clouds to the entire solid angle and estimating the cloud aspect ratio, i.e., the geometric thickness vs. the horizontal cloud size. The sky cover retrieved from the… CONTINUE READING