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Measurements of water vapor and high clouds over the Tibetan plateau with the terra modis instrument

Bo-Cai Gao, Ping Yang, Guang Guo, Seon K. Park, W.J. Wiscombe, Baode Chen
2003 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
We expect that the water vapor and high-cloud measurements with MODIS can be used to improve the model initialization and validation for climate models involving the Tibetan Plateau and the nearby regions  ...  The seasonal variations of water vapor and cirrus clouds over the Tibetan Plateau are investigated using the recently available Level 3 monthly-mean atmospheric data products with a 1 1 latitude-longitude  ...  SUMMARY We have studied the seasonal variations of water vapor and high clouds over the Tibetan Plateau using two years of the Terra MODIS Level 3 monthly-mean data products from November 2000 to October  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2003.810704 fatcat:hoqhmmst3nb3xjcjyzfpk4jxea

MODIS observed seasonal and interannual variations of atmospheric conditions associated with hydrological cycle over Tibetan Plateau

Menglin Jin
2006 Geophysical Research Letters  
Liu, 2005: Seasonal migration of cirrus clouds over the Asian monsoon regions and the Tibetan Plateau measured from MODIS/Terra. , 2002: Global land cover mapping from MODIS: Algorithms and early results  ...  In this paper, five years (2000-2005) of aerosols, clouds, water vapor and cirrus observations measured by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer  ...  For example, corresponding to the seasonality of water vapor and clouds, rainfall is high in summer and low in winter, which is consistent with cloud properties and water vapor (Figure 5b ).  ... 
doi:10.1029/2006gl026713 fatcat:kglxmclwcvbazd3tkklr7x3jia

Land–biosphere–atmosphere interactions over the Tibetan plateau from MODIS observations

Menglin S Jin, Terrence J Mullens
2012 Environmental Research Letters  
More importantly, using the most recent climatology of land skin temperature, spatially high correlation coefficients are found among normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), water vapor and cloud  ...  inter-annual variations of skin temperature over the Tibetan plateau (75-100 • E, 27-45 • N) at 0.05 • × 0.05 • resolution.  ...  Some of the work is analyzed via NASA GIOVANNI online visualization tool.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014003 fatcat:4q7h722rpngz3geupdqglna4nu

Seasonal migration of cirrus clouds over the Asian Monsoon regions and the Tibetan Plateau measured from MODIS/Terra

Baode Chen
2005 Geophysical Research Letters  
., and X. Liu (2005), Seasonal migration of cirrus clouds over the Asian Monsoon regions and the Tibetan Plateau measured from MODIS/Terra, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L01804,  ...  examined the seasonal variations of water vapor and cirrus clouds over the Tibetan Plateau for 2002, and found that the mean of high-cloud reflectance over the Plateau reaches its maximum in April and  ...  Using water vapor and cirrus clouds data derived from the multichannel imaging data acquired with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra Spacecraft, Gao et al. [2003]  ... 
doi:10.1029/2004gl020868 fatcat:iawuvqjywfhate64lmn2qd56yy

Analysis on Precipitable Water Vapor over the Tibetan Plateau Using FengYun-3A Medium Resolution Spectral Imager Products

Shaoqi Gong, Daniel F. T. Hagan, Cunjie Zhang
2019 Journal of Sensors  
Firstly, the accuracy of the MERSI 5-minute water vapor product is validated using three referenced water vapor data from TERRA/MODIS, ground-based GPS, and AERONET sun photometer over the Tibetan Plateau  ...  The topographical factors of the Tibetan Plateau were found to affect the water vapor, where the altitude and latitude are negatively correlated with water vapor, while the slope and longitude show a positive  ...  vapor over the Tibetan Plateau, the accuracy of MERSI 5minute water vapor products is firstly evaluated by three sources of water vapor data retrieved from the measurements of TERRA/MODIS, the ground-based  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/6078591 fatcat:r4w7w6yn4rbgtkmzfshsporf3u

CLOUD DETECTION BASED ON DECISION TREE OVER TIBETAN PLATEAU WITH MODIS DATA

L. Xu, S. Fang, R. Niu, J. Li
2012 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
And then with a great deal repeating scenes coming from the same area the cloud pixel can be replaced by "its" real surface types, such as snow pixel or vegetation or water.  ...  An unbelievable situation in mapping snow cover is the existence of clouds. Clouds can easily be found in any image from satellite, because clouds are bright and white in the visible wavelengths.  ...  In this paper, a decision tree was built to recognize the clouds from background for the MODIS data over Tibetan Plateau.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xxxix-b8-535-2012 fatcat:rtuaw7orwjf4xjxrom4sdthqiu

Short circuit of water vapor and polluted air to the global stratosphere by convective transport over the Tibetan Plateau

R. Fu, Y. Hu, J. S. Wright, J. H. Jiang, R. E. Dickinson, M. Chen, M. Filipiak, W. G. Read, J. W. Waters, D. L. Wu
2006 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Numerical simulations suggest that Ϸ75% of the total summer water vapor transport into the global tropical stratosphere may occur over the South Asian monsoon and Tibetan Plateau (TP) regions (3) , contributing  ...  During boreal summer, much of the water vapor and CO entering the global tropical stratosphere is transported over the Asian monsoon͞Tibetan Plateau (TP) region.  ...  Wenhong Li and Susan Ryan for their help with the preparation of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.0601584103 pmid:16585523 pmcid:PMC1458630 fatcat:tfhhahbcxbce5b6ohnxpjryswm

A Satellite View of the Radiative Impact of Clouds on Surface Downward Fluxes in the Tibetan Plateau

C. M. Naud, I. Rangwala, M. Xu, J. R. Miller
2015 Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology  
Using 13 yr of satellite observations for the Tibetan Plateau, the sensitivities (or partial derivatives) of daytime surface downward shortwave and longwave fluxes with respect to changes in cloud cover  ...  at 11 stations across the plateau are used to examine the spatial and seasonal variability of this sensitivity over the entire plateau.  ...  The ground-based climate data were obtained from the China Meteorological Administration.  ... 
doi:10.1175/jamc-d-14-0183.1 fatcat:hw5mire6jzeitio4rl2pbgxvdi

General Macro- and Microphysical Properties of Deep Convective Clouds as Observed by MODIS

Tianle Yuan, Zhanqing Li
2010 Journal of Climate  
The findings have important implications in studying radiation budget, ice cloud microphysics parameterization, and troposphere-stratosphere water vapor exchange. * Current affiliations:  ...  In this paper the authors use remote sensing data mainly from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) cloud product to investigate a few general cloud macro-and microphysical properties  ...  Finally, we thank the anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1175/2009jcli3136.1 fatcat:6mmoibvatzb6xbhnp2hrkkxewy

Global Distribution of Water Vapor and Cloud Cover—Sites for High-Performance THz Applications

Jonathan Y. Suen, Michael T. Fang, Philip M. Lubin
2014 IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology  
We performed a global analysis of PWV with high-resolution measurements from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on two NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites over the year of 2011  ...  Notably, we show that up through 1 THz, systems could be built in excellent sites of Chile, Greenland and the Tibetan Plateau, while Antarctic performance is good to 1.6 THz.  ...  The high resolution of the instrument coupled with global land and sea coverage makes MODIS data unique.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tthz.2013.2294018 fatcat:2zd43ibhdzcw7jrvjqkbi4s4n4

Validation of MODIS Terra, AIRS, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis-2, and AERONET Sun photometer derived integrated precipitable water vapor using ground-based GPS receivers over India

Anup K. Prasad, Ramesh P. Singh
2009 Journal of Geophysical Research  
2009), Validation of MODIS Terra, AIRS, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis-2, and AERONET Sun photometer derived integrated precipitable water vapor using ground-based GPS receivers over India, [1] Water vapor  ...  Singh (2009), Validation of MODIS Terra, AIRS, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis-2, and AERONET Sun photometer derived integrated precipitable water vapor using ground-based GPS receivers over India,  ...  The GPS at IIT Kanpur was deployed and maintained with the financial support of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, through a research project on GPS to one of us (R.P.S.).  ... 
doi:10.1029/2008jd011230 fatcat:a3x4pgnhlzhtnc4wiltqyhgyhi

Estimation of Daily Solar Radiation Budget at Kilometer Resolution over the Tibetan Plateau by Integrating MODIS Data Products and a DEM

Laure Roupioz, Li Jia, Françoise Nerry, Massimo Menenti
2016 Remote Sensing  
Considering large and complex areas like the Tibetan Plateau, an analysis of the spatial distribution of the solar radiative budget over time not only requires the use of satellite remote sensing data,  ...  The objective is to account for the heterogeneity of the land surface using multiple land surface and atmospheric MODIS data products combined with a digital elevation model to produce estimations daily  ...  The methodology to estimate solar radiative fluxes over the Tibetan Plateau is implemented using Terra-MODIS atmospheric and land products level 2 and 3.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8060504 fatcat:jpqkt7ncfffvla7lwu5gxti3ay

Mapping High-Resolution Land Surface Radiative Fluxes from MODIS: Algorithms and Preliminary Validation Results [chapter]

Shunlin Liang, Kaicun Wang, Wenhui Wang, Dongdong Wang, Sheng Gui, Xiaotong Zhang, Jeremy Mirmelstein, Xiufang Zhu, Hye-yun Kim, Juan Du, Steven Running, John Townshend (+4 others)
2009 Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation  
The observed reduction in land surface radiation over the last several decades , the so-called "dimming effect," and the more recent evidence of a reversal in "dimming" over some locations beyond 1990  ...  Overestimation of the incoming solar radiation over land has major impacts on the climate over land (Betts et al. 1996 , Dickinson 1995 , Garratt et al. 1993 .  ...  Several students have also contributed to data processing and product validation, including Mark Plavnieks, Erica Hafer, and Jennifer Himmelstein.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0050-0_6 fatcat:af2e2mqiajgidgpnz4g6kc5gdi

Estimation of the Land Surface Temperature over the Tibetan Plateau by Using Chinese FY-2C Geostationary Satellite Data

Yuanyuan Hu, Lei Zhong, Yaoming Ma, Mijun Zou, Kepiao Xu, Ziyu Huang, Lu Feng
2018 Sensors  
The diurnal variation of the LST and the hourly time series of the LST over the Tibetan Plateau were also obtained.  ...  According to the data of FengYun 2C (FY-2C) satellite and the measurements from the Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) of the Asia-Australia Monsoon Project (CAMP) on the Tibetan Plateau (CAMP/Tibet), a  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18020376 pmid:29382089 pmcid:PMC5854969 fatcat:6i3y35izvvdqtmq3hjgnzusioy

A global water vapor data set obtained by merging the SSMI and MODIS data

Bo-Cai Gao
2004 Geophysical Research Letters  
1] At present, the column amount of atmospheric water vapor over clear land surfaces and over oceanic areas with sun glint is operationally retrieved from radiances measured with near-IR channels of the  ...  Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS) instruments on board the NASA Terra and Aqua Spacecraft platforms.  ...  For example, very small amounts of water vapor are observed over southern Australia, the Tibetan Plateau in Asia, and Andes Mountains in South America.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2004gl020656 fatcat:o6s3awuhybewvoygfevh637ltq
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