Vol. 25, issue 10, article # 6

Afonin S. V. Significance of 2007-2011 updates in the molecular absorption models for atmospheric correction of satellite IR measurements. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2012. V. 25. No. 10. P. 871-877 [in Russian].
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Simulation results were used to estimate the effect of updates, performed in the period of 2007-2011 in molecular absorption models, on results of the atmospheric correction of satellite IR measurements in the atmospheric transparency windows. The simulation results show that, when no contribution of surface-reflected solar radiation is present, the effect of these updates on retrievals of the land surface temperature is significant only in the spectral range 3.5-4μm and is less than 0.6-1.3°K.


atmospheric correction, satellite IR measurements, MT_CKD and CAVIAR continuum models, HITRAN database