Session 2 Remote Sensing of Clouds and Aerosols I: Clouds from MODIS and MISR

Monday, 10 July 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom AD (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
Host: 12th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation
James A. Coakley Jr., Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR

10:30 AM
The operational MODIS cloud optical and microphysical retrieval product: Overview of the Collection 5 processing algorithm and preliminary Level-2 results
Steven Platnick, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and M. D. King, J. Riedi, G. T. Arnold, B. Wind, G. Wind, and P. Hubanks
11:00 AM
Systematic comparisons of clouds as observed by MODIS and ISCCP
Robert Pincus, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and C. P. Batstone and S. E. Platnick
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Impact of 3D cloud structure on satellite retrievals of cloud droplet sizes
Alexander Marshak, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and T. Varnai, S. Platnick, G. Wen, and R. F. Cahalan
11:45 AM
Estimation of cloud liquid water path and detection of rain using the vertical profile of cloud droplet size
Z. Li, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. Chen, F. L. Chang, R. Ferraro, and F. Weng
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