JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG46] [EE] Satellite Earth Environment Observation / Satellite Based Remote Sensing of Weather, Climate, and Environment

Sat. May 20, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 104 (International Conference Hall 1F)

convener:Riko Oki(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Allen A Huang(University of Wisconsin Madison), Gail Skofronick Jackson(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Yoshiaki HONDA(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Paul Chang(NOAA College Park), Chairperson:Hajime Okamoto (Kyushu University)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[ACG46-17] The retrieval of ice-cloud properties from Himawari-8/AHI

*Husi Letu1,2, Takashi M. Nagao3, Takashi Y. Nakajima2, Hiroshi Ishimoto4, Huazhe Shang1, Liangfu Chen1 (1.Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2.Research and Information Center (TRIC), Tokai University, 3.Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), JAXA, 4.Meteorological Research Institute)

Keywords:Ice cloud, Remote sensing, Ice particle scattering property

Himawari-8 satellite was successfully launched in October 2014, which carry a multi-spectral sensor of Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI). The AHI cloud products were developed by employing the cloud algorithm of the GCOM-C satellite program, which included cloud mask, thermodynamic phase, cloud optical, microphysical properties and cloud types. Some of the cloud products (e.g. cloud optical thickness and cloud types) are archived in JAXA homepage (
Cloud products from remote sensing instrument is applicable in climate change study, numerical weather prediction, meteorological disaster, as well as atmospheric study. In this study, ice cloud optical and microphysical properties are simulated from RSTAR radiative transfer code by using various ice particle scattering models. Scattering property of the Voronoi ice particle scattering model is investigated for developing the AHI ice cloud products. Furthermore, optical and microphysical properties of the ice clouds are retrieved from Himawari-8/AHI satellite measurements. Finally, retrieval results from Himawari-8/AHI are compared to MODIS-C6 cloud property products for validation of the AHI cloud products.