6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
[ACG09-P06] Early phase retrieval of aerosol optical characteristics by Himawari-8
In this study, we have retrieved aerosol characteristics from Himwari-8's data. As a package of aerosol retrieval, we used REAP (Higurashi and Nakajima, 1999), and retrieved aerosol optical thickness and Angstrom Exponent over the ocean. We need to assume some of the parameters of aerosol in the satellite remote sensing when we make Look Up Table. We have assumed bimodal-lognormal distribution as a size distribution. Mode radii and standard deviations are cited by Fukuda et al (2013)'s value. mode radius for coarse mode is 3.86um and that for fine mode is 0.148um. Standard deviation for coarse mode is 2.0 and that for fine mode is 1.56. Complex refractive indexes are calculated from AERONET (Aerosol Robotic Network) observations. We used AERONET data in Anmyon (126.330E, 36.539N), Baengnyeong (124.630E, 37.966N), Fukuoka (130.475E, 33.524N), Gangneung WNU (128.867E, 37.771N), Shirahama (135.357E, 33.697N), and Yonsei University (126.935E, 37.564N), and we calculated the average value; 1.51 + i*0.0226 for 0.64um and 1.53 + i*0.0233 for 0.86um. As a threshold of cloudiness, we applied CLAUDIA's threshold test concept. (Ishida et al., 2009) However, some of the thresholds are tuned for Himawari-8. We will also compare our result with ground truth obtained by AERONET.