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Back Validation of High-Altitude Aerosol Sensors

Fiscal Year 2016
Division Research & Sponsored Programs
Department Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies
Investigator(s) Jonsson, Haflidi H.
Sponsor National Aeronautics & Space Administration - Goddard Space Flight Center (Other-Fed)
Summary Satellite observations are critical in order to understand the influence global sources of aerosol have on air quality, visibility and health. As a result, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) proposes a project in which Satellite-borne remote sensors are thoroughly tested and validated by comparison with in-situ measurement before their costly deployment. NPS and Caltech scientists are prepared to team up with NASA/JPL scientists to validate multi-species, multi-angular polarimetric sensor, developed at JPL. NPS provides meteorological sensors and instruments that characterize the in-situ physical and optical properties of the lower atmosphere. Caltech scientists bring aboard sensors for in-situ characterization of the chemical properties of the aerosol. The in-situ instruments will be flown aboard CIRPAS Twin Otter research aircraft. The JPS remote sensor aboard NASA?s high altitude ER-2 will simultaneously overfly the study area.
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