A linear relationship between the variations in radiance measured in the visible and near infrared by satellites and variations of aerosol-extinction profile has been derived, hence reducing the problem to that of solving a Fredholm integral equation of the first kind. The retrieved profiles, by the linear constrained-inversion method, have proved to be accurate in the lower atmosphere, even if simultaneous changes are taking place in the stratosphere. Variations in the stratosphere, however, are retrieved with a lesser degree of accuracy and only as long as no variations occur in the tropospheric haze.
|Titolo:||Retrieval of aerosol profile variations in the visible and near infrared: theory and application of the single scattering approach|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1364/AO.36.001328|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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