Ralph A. Kahn, Yang Liu, and David J. Diner Contents

Kahn, R., Y. Liu, and D. Diner (2022), Ralph A. Kahn, Yang Liu, and David J. Diner Contents, H. Akimoto, H. Tanimoto (eds.Handbook of Air Quality and Climate Change, 1, doi:10.1007/978-981-15-2527-8_62-1.

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument has been acquiring multi-angle imagery of the Earth aboard NASA’s Terra satellite since February 2000, providing an ongoing record of atmosphere and surface properties more than two decades long. MISR offers a combination of moderately high spatial resolution imagery at nine view angles in each of four visible/near-infrared spectral bands, global coverage about once per week, and carefully maintained onboard radiometric calibration. Unique algorithms retrieve aerosol columnamount and constraints on particle microphysical and optical properties, as well as the heights and motion vectors of aerosol plumes from sources such as wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and dust storms. Applications of MISR aerosol data to climate and air quality are discussed here along with a summary of some key scientific findings enabled by the instrument’s unique measurement approach.

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Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP)
Terra- MISR