Development of EO Aerosol Products

A contribution to ACCENT-TROPOSAT-2, Task Group 1

Gerrit de Leeuw

TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory, P.O. Box 96964, 2509 JG The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 70 374 0462
Fax +3170 374 0654

Within the framework of the TROPOSAT programme a number of contributions are envisaged.

1.    Improvement of algorithms for the retrieval of aerosol properties such as AOD, Ångström parameter and speciation from ATSR-2 and AATSR data. In situ data from a variety of experiments such ADRIEX and DRAGON will be used to further improve and test algorithms for a variety of different aerosol mixtures, and for validation of the results.

2.    Validation of the OMI algorithm with in situ data from sites in Cabauw and Paramaribo and application of OMI data for scientific studies.

3.    Exploration of the synergy of different sensors on the same or on different platforms for the retrieval of aerosol properties. In particular the synergy between geostationary and polar orbiting platforms (e.g., SEVIRI/AATSR) is promising to simultaneously achieve high spatial and high temporal resolution.

4.    Assimilation of EO aerosol products in CTM and, vice versa, exploration of the use of CTM to improve the retrieval results.

5.    Development of aerosol products such as maps of aerosol properties on local, regional and global scales with the appropriate spatial resolutions, time series and provision of NRT AATSR data. This activity will be undertaken in close interaction with the various user communities, including both scientific and institutional users.

Time schedule

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Activity 1

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Activity 2

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Activity 3

 

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Activity 4

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Activity 5

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 Aims for the first 18 months

·   Provision of validated AOD fields over Europe for the year 2000 from ATSR-2

·   Initial global AOD data from AATSR

Long term goals

·   Global AOD fields from AATSR

·   Provision of validated OMI AOD data

·   Assessment of the retrieval of PM values directly from satellite data and from application of data assimilation in CTM

·   Synergistic use of AATSR and SG/SEVIRI to provide AOD fields with high spatial and temporal resolution

Approximate manpower and cost

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Personnel / man-years

3.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

5

Yearly cost (kECU)

20

25

26

27

28

33

 Likely funding agencies

ESA, EC; NL National Bodies

Co-workers

Dr. Jolanta Kusmierczyk-Michulec

Dr. Robin Schoemaker

Drs. Lyana Curier

 

 


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