Data Filtering and Assimilation of Satellite Derived Aerosol Optical Depth

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,771.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CB46C
Award Id:
90822
Agency Tracking Number:
084329
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
S6
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806486692
Principal Investigator:
David Fillmore
Principal Investigator
(303) 996-2024
fillmore@txcorp.com
Business Contact:
Leslie Rosczyk
Business Official
(720) 720-1855
lwr@txcorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Satellite observations of the Earth often contain excessive noise and extensive data voids. Aerosol measurements, for instance, are obscured and contaminated by clouds, possible only on the sunlit side of the globe, and difficult over bright land areas. We propose to extend filtering and data assimilation techniques for satellite derived aerosol optical depth based on the wavelet transform. The assimilation system is based on the Model for Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry (MATCH) and include improvements such as the incorporation of satellite observed aerosol size modes and column water vapor. Initially we will focus specifically on aerosol measurements from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments flying on the Terra and Aqua satellites. The assimilated fields will be tested against surface network observations of aerosol optical depth. We will employ the assimilation assimilation system to produce aerosol datasets for application in Earth radiation budget observations and atmospheric correction methods.

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