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Remote sounding of atmospheric pressure profile from space, part 1: principle

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Zhaoxian Zhang

Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Yu Tian Road 500, Shanghai, 200083 China

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 4(1), 043521 (April 2, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3379216
History: Received November 17, 2009; Revised January 31, 2010; Accepted February 19, 2010; April 2, 2010; Online April 02, 2010
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Abstract

The molecular oxygen absorption band near 0.762 μm can be used for remote sounding of atmospheric pressure profiles. Atmospheric O2 absorption, atmospheric molecular multi-scattering, extinction of atmospheric aerosols, bi-reflection at the earth surface, the atmospheric refractive effect and the global curvature are taken into account to establish an atmospheric radiation transfer equation. By means of an accurate O2 atmospheric transmittance model and a mean atmospheric transmittance model the remote sounding equation of surface pressure from space suitable to clear sky field of view is derived. At last, a pure physical retrieval method is given and the atmospheric pressure profile can be deduced.

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Zhaoxian Zhang
"Remote sounding of atmospheric pressure profile from space, part 1: principle", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 4(1), 043521 (April 2, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3379216


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