The theory of cloud top temperature retrieval for cloudiness using the data from geostationary satellite MSG.

Authors: Kryvobok, O.А.

Year: 2007

Issue: 04

Pages: 164-171


The theory of cloud top temperature retrieval of cloud, which size is less than a pixel is discussed. It is shown that the brightness temperature of cloud depends on surface albedo and cloud fraction N. It is suggested to use high resolution visible data for obtaining N.

Tags: brightness temperature; equation of radiative transfer; MSG satellite


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