CLOUD PROPERTY DETERMINATION FROM MULTISPECTRAL DMSP OLS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3711
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Atmospheric & Environmental Re
840 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA, 02139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R G Isaacs/dr R N Hoffman
(617) 547-6207
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED STUDY WILL DETERMINE CLOUD PROPERTIES FROM SIMULATED MULTISPECTRAL DMSP OLS DATA BY COMBINING A SCENE MODEL APPROACH WITH A VARIETY OF CLOUD PARAMETER RETRIEVAL METHODS. THE MULTISPECTRAL OLS DATA WILL BE CREATED BY RESAMPLING LANDSAT THEMATIC MAPPER SPATIALLY AND SPECTRALLY. THE PROPOSED SENSOR HAS SEVERAL SPECTRAL BANDS WHICH, IN PRINCIPLE, ALLOW CLOUD AMOUNT AND HEIGHT TO BE RETRIEVED. CLOUD PARTICLE SIZE, CLOUD PHASE, AND CLOUD THICKNESS MAY ALSO BE RETRIEVABLE. THE PROPOSED SCENE MODEL WILL ACCOUNT FOR PARTIAL BEAM FILLING AND IDENTIFY HOMOGENEOUS AREAS IN THE SCENE, THEREBY ALLOWING EFFICIENT COMPOSITING FOR CLOUD PARAMETER RETRIEVALS. WE PLAN TO UTILIZE A VARIETY OF CLOUD PARAMETER RETRIEVAL METHODS INCLUDING BISPECTRAL, THRESHOLD, AND STATISTICAL METHODS. AS WE DEVELOP AND APPLY PARTICULAR ALGORITHMS, WE WILL PERFORM A VARIETY OF RADIATIVE TRANSFER CALCULATIONS TO OPTIMIZE THESE METHODS.

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