Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine Remer and Didier Tanré (Editors)

AEROSOL REMOTE SENSING This book gives a much needed explanation of the basic physical principles of radiative transfer and remote sensing, and presents all the instruments and retrieval algorithms in a homogenous manner. For the first time, an easy path from theory to practical algorithms is available in one easily accessible volume, making the connection between theoretical radiative transfer and individual practical solutions to retrieve aerosol information from remote sensing. In addition, the specifics and intercomparison of all current and historical retrieval methods are explained and clarified.

Aerosol Remote Sensing

Table of Contents

List of authors
List of figures
List of tables
List of symbols and acronyms

  1. Introduction
    Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine A. Remer, and Didier Tanré
  2. Absorption and scattering by molecules and small particles
    Jacqueline Lenoble, Michael I. Mishchenko, and Maurice Herman
  3. Radiative transfer in the Earth's atmosphere
    Jacqueline Lenoble, and Maurice Herman
  4. Direct observation of the sun for aerosol retrieval
    Colette Brogniez, Jacqueline Lenoble, and Glenn Shaw
  5. Determination of aerosol optical properties from inverse methods
    Michael D. King, and Oleg Dubovik
  6. Passive shortwave remote sensing from the ground
    Glenn E. Shaw, Brent N. Holben, and Lorraine A. Remer
  7. History of passive remote sensing of aerosol from space
    Omar Torres, and Lorraine A. Remer
  8. Recent instruments and algorithms for passive shortwave remote sensing
    Lorraine A. Remer, Colette Brogniez, Brian Cairns, N. Christina Hsu, Ralph Kahn, Piet Stammes, Didier Tanré, and Omar Torres
  9. Longwave passive remote sensing
    Clémence Pierangelo, with contributions from Alain Chédin, and Michel Legrand
  10. Active lidar remote sensing
    M. Patrick McCormick, and Kevin R. Leavor
  11. Conclusion: Results and suggestions for future reserach
    Jacqueline Lenoble, Lorraine A. Remer and Didier Tanré
Combined bibliography

Extent: 500 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-3-642-17724-8

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