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Remote sounding of atmospheric pressure profile from space, part 3: error estimation

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Zhaoxian Zhang, Tie Lin, Junhao Chu

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), 043536 (June 11, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3458870
History: Received November 17, 2009; Revised February 26, 2010; Accepted April 30, 2010; June 11, 2010; Online June 11, 2010
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Abstract

By using the O2 absorption band near 0.762 μm, remote sounding errors of surface pressure caused by 6 scientific and 9 technical factors are estimated one-by-one. Then, the remote sounding accuracy in clear field of view is estimated. If atmospheric aerosols and the bi-reflectance at the earth surface are measured accurately by means of other ways, the remote sounding accuracy for the surface pressure of 1000 hPa is 1.3-4.3 hPa in circumstances of heavy atmospheric aerosols; on the other hand, 0.9-4.7 hPa for larger surface bi-reflectance and 2.8-15 hPa for smaller surface bi-reflectance, respectively, in circumstances of lightest atmospheric aerosols.

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Citation

Zhaoxian Zhang ; Tie Lin and Junhao Chu
"Remote sounding of atmospheric pressure profile from space, part 3: error estimation", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 4(1), 043536 (June 11, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3458870


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