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Retrieved Products from Simulated Hyperspectral Observations of a HurricaneThis research uses GCM derived products, with 1 km spatial resolution and sampled every 10 minutes, over a moving area following the track of a simulated severe Atlantic storm. Model products were aggregated over sounder footprints corresponding to 13 km in LEO, 2 km in LEO, and 5 km in GEO sampled every 72 minutes. We simulated radiances for instruments with AIRS-like spectral coverage, spectral resolution, and channel noise, using these aggregated products as the truth, and analyzed them using a slightly modified version of the operational AIRS Version-6 retrieval algorithm. Accuracy of retrievals obtained using simulated AIRS radiances with a 13 km footprint was similar to that obtained using real AIRS data. Spatial coverage and accuracy of retrievals are shown for all three sounding scenarios. The research demonstrates the potential significance of flying Advanced AIRS-like instruments on future LEO and GEO missions.
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Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Susskind, Joel
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Kouvaris, Louis C.
(Science Applications, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Iredell, Lena
(Science Applications, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Blaisdell, John
(Science Applications, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Pagano, Thomas
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mathews, William
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2015
Publication Date
August 9, 2015
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Meeting Information
Meeting: SPIE Conference
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 9, 2015
End Date: August 13, 2015
Sponsors: International Society for Optical Engineering
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Public Use Permitted.
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