Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Development and technical paper
02 Nov 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 02 Nov 2016

A method for retrieving clouds with satellite infrared radiances using the particle filter

Dongmei Xu, Thomas Auligné, Gaël Descombes, and Chris Snyder


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AR by Dongmei Xu on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2016)
ED: Publish as is (10 Oct 2016) by Samuel Remy
AR by Dongmei Xu on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This study proposed a new cloud retrieval method based on the particle filter (PF). The PF cloud retrieval method is compared with the Multivariate and Minimum Residual (MMR) method that was previously established and verified. Cloud retrieval experiments involving a variety of cloudy types are conducted with the PF and MMR methods with measurements of Infrared radiances on multi-sensors onboard both GOES and MODIS, respectively.