Aerosol and Cloud Detection Future Plans

Future Plans

  • Continue improving the algorithm, releasing updates as appropriate.
  • Provision of meaningful settings for aerosol and trace gas detection for HIRAS, GIIRS, and IKFS-2
  • Implementation of the imager-assisted cloud detection for CrIS using collocated VIIRS radiance products
  • Refining the aerosol detection to increasingly sophisticated type classification
  • Extending the trace gas detection facility to target gases other than HCN
  • Feasibility of making extended use of different parts of the infrared spectrum for improved identification of clear / cloudy channels in the presence of background error is under investigation.