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
Agency Tracking Number:
084329
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
S6.03
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303-1379
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806486692
Principal Investigator
 David Fillmore
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 996-2024
 fillmore@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 Leslie Rosczyk
Title: Business Official
Phone: (720) 720-1855
Email: lwr@txcorp.com
Research Institution
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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