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|Title:||Retrieving cloud top height in the JEM-EUSO cosmic-ray observation system||Authors:||Briz, Susana
de Castro, Antonio J.
|Issue Date:||2015||Journal:||EPJ WEB OF CONFERENCES||Volume:||AtmoHEAD 2014: Atmospheric Monitoring for High Energy AstroParticle Detectors||Number:||89||First Page:||03004||Abstract:||The main telescope of JEM-EUSO will determine Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray properties by measuring the UV fluorescence light generated in the interaction between the cosmic rays and the atmosphere. Therefore, cloud information is crucial for a proper interpretation of the data. JEM-EUSO will observe the clouds in the field of view of the telescope making use of an atmospheric monitoring system, which consists of a LIDAR and an IR Camera. To retrieve the cloud top height from IR images two different methodologies will be used. The first one is based on stereo vision algorithms and requires two different views of the same scene. The second one is based on the relationship between the cloud top temperature and the cloud top height. From the IR camera the brightness temperature can be retrieved, thus the developed Split Window Algorithm retrieves the real cloud temperature from the brightness temperature in two spectral bands. This article presents a preliminary work, in which both methodologies are compared with the height given by MODIS. The stereo system is provided by the two geostationary satellites MSG-2 and MSG-3. The Split Window Algorithm has been tested in MODIS images of bands 31 and 32. This initial work is a first step to compare a very simplified version of both methodologies.||Conference Name:||AtmoHEAD 2014: Atmospheric Monitoring for High Energy AstroParticle Detectors||Conference Place:||Padova, Italy||Conference Date:||May 19–21, 2014||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/23873||URL:||https://www.epj-conferences.org/articles/epjconf/abs/2015/08/epjconf-atmo2014_03004/epjconf-atmo2014_03004.html||ISSN:||2101-6275||ISBN:||978-1-5108-0175-2||DOI:||10.1051/epjconf/20158903004||Bibcode ADS:||2015EPJWC..8903004B||Fulltext:||open|
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