UMBC High Performance Computing Facility
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Retrieving dust heights using AIRS
Sergio DeSouza-Machado and Adam Robinson, JCET/Department of Physics, UMBC
Omar Torres, Hampton University
Thermal IR instruments such as AIRS are sensitive to both the height and
optical thickness of aerosol dust. By comparing retrieved optical depths
at various placings of a dust layer, against the aerosol optical
depths retrieved by MODIS, we plan to build a climatology of dust heights.