The Systematic Errors of Geosynchronous Satellite Data

  • Author(s): Ho Lin and Po-Hsieng Lin
  • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.1993.4.3.331(A)
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  • Citation: Lin, H. and P.-H. Lin, 1993: The Systematic Errors of Geosynchronous Satellite Data. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 4, 331-337, doi: 10.3319/TAO.1993.4.3.331(A)
Abstract

A type of error was found through statistical analysis of geosynchronous satellite data. This systematic error may seriously compromise the integrity of cloud climate. Case studies of cloud-top temperature in the Mei-Yu front and ITCZ revealed the level and the locations of contamination. The errors became the dominant feature on the radiance histogram unless some correction was made.

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