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dc.contributor.advisorVásquez-Espinosa, Ramón
dc.contributor.authorPicón-Feliciano, Ana J.
dc.description.abstractGeostationary and polar-orbiting satellites data can be used to retrieve cloud top properties such as optical thickness, temperature, pressure and height. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) are two of the instruments onboard the Terra Earth Observing System (EOS). Algorithms for the retrieval of cloud-top heights have been implemented in order to get a product that can be applied in climate change studies, climate modeling and atmospheric research. The algorithms to retrieve this kind of information are based on CO2 slicing and stereo matching methods. The objective of this research is to compare MODIS cloud top pressures and MISR cloud top heights over the Caribbean region to evaluate the retrieval performance of both instruments. This research work describes methodologies related with this validation process.en_US
dc.description.abstractLos datos de satélites polares y geoestacionarios pueden utilizarse para recuperar propiedades del tope de nubes tales como profundidad óptica, temperatura, presión y altura. El radiómetro MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) y el radiómetro MISR (Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer) son dos de los instrumentos a bordo del satélite Terra del sistema EOS (Earth Observing System). Los algoritmos para la recuperación de altura del tope de la nube se han implementado para obtener productos que pueden ser aplicados a estudios de cambio de clima, modelado climático e investigación atmosférica. Los algoritmos que recuperan este tipo de información están basados en métodos de corte en el canal de CO2 y correspondencia estereoscópica. El objetivo de esta investigación es la comparación de las presiones del tope de nubes de MODIS y las alturas del tope de nubes de MISR en el área del Caribe para evaluar el desempeño de recuperación de ambos instrumentos. Este trabajo de investigación describe las metodologías relacionadas con este proceso de validación.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupported by the NOAA CREST grant number NA17AE1625.en_US
dc.titleIntegrating instrumentation validation methodologies for the retrieval of cloud top parameters from eos terra sensorsen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2006 Ana J. Picón-Felicianoen_US
dc.contributor.committeeRodríguez, Domingo
dc.contributor.committeeGonzález, Jorge E.
dc.contributor.representativePandya, Vikram Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US

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