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Aerosol Mapping Algorithms for Satellite Data Users
Development of 4-dimensional products related to global mapping of aerosols, with improvements to data assimilation models, using a 4D variational data assimilation method.
|Aerosol Mapping Algorithms for Satellite Data Users
|DUP (Data User Programme)
|CRISTA 1 : CRISTA-SPAS
ERS-2 : GOME
The objective of the AMASDU project was the development of 4D products related to global mapping of aerosols, with improvements to data assimilation models.
The approach followed for the production of these global aerosol maps was a 4D variational data assimilation method, complementary to the low-level cartography approach experimented during the DUP DAMS2P project (Development of Global Aerosol Mapping from Satellites level-2 Products). The 4D variational data assimilation method is based on a numerical atmosphere model that propagates the aerosol particles in a dynamically consistent way. The model dynamics are based on ECMWF wind analyses.
The implementation was based on different modules:
|Scientific paper in JGR, JUNE 16, 2001
Project final report (4.5Mb Pdf file)
UPSDAM final report (Project extension, 1Mb Pdf file)
|Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
|CNRS : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
|Martine De Maziere
Head of Section Physico-Chemistry of the Ionosphere of Department Therorical Aeronomy
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