Reflected Radiance Measured by NOAA 3 VHRR as a Function of Optical Depth for Saharan Dust

Toby N. Carlson Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802

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Peter Wendling Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Laboratory, NOAA, Boulder, Colo. 80302

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Abstract

A near-linear relationship is described between aerosol optical depth for Saharan dust over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean and radiance measured aboard the NOAA 3 satellite by the VHRR.

Abstract

A near-linear relationship is described between aerosol optical depth for Saharan dust over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean and radiance measured aboard the NOAA 3 satellite by the VHRR.

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