By Topic

Effects of Vertical Resolution in Plane-Parallel Atmospheric Model on Brightness Temperature

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Sungwook Hong ; Korea Meteorol. Adm., Nat. Inst. of Meteorol. Res., Seoul

Currently, various radiative transfer (RT) schemes use their own number of layers in a plane-parallel atmospheric model to simulate the brightness temperature (TB) without considering the effect. The purpose of this letter is to understand numerically and analytically the TB uncertainty due to the layer number of the plane-parallel atmospheric model in RT schemes. Methodically, a plane-parallel atmospheric model in light rainfall and two RT schemes are used. The simulated TBs show a dependence on the number of layers in a plane-parallel atmosphere, which is due to the optical thickness. This letter suggests that the vertical resolution should be considered as a parameter in the forward model of RT schemes.

Published in:

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 3 )