- Conference date: 6–10 August 2012
- Location: Dahlem Cube, Free University, Berlin
Data from airborne experiments with NASA's Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR) and old airborne spectral data obtained in the USSR are analyzed. In the past different approaches have been proposed for processing and interpreting experimental data of different origin (satellite, ground and airborne), those mainly are based on simulations and comparing results with observational data by choosing optical parameters that best satisfy all the measured data. Observations in one or in several spectral channels were used. Often certain links between optical parameters in different wavelength are suggested. These a priori assumptions and restrictions on desired parameters prevent the realization of true values. Here, the inverse asymptotic formulas of the transfer theory are used for processing airborne observational data taken above, within and below clouds, and optical thickness, single scattering albedo is retrieved at every wavelength independently. The method is free from a priori restrictions and links put to unknown parameters. The instability of the inverse problem is found and the solution is regularized with taking into account observational errors. Obtained results are compared with values retrieved from old Russian airborne observation.
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