A novel retrieval technique using stochastic cloud clearing and neural network estimation has been developed and evaluated. Retrieval RMS accuracies and quality control estimates are similar to physical, iterated methods while requiring substantially less computation.
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(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
W. Blackwell, F. Chen, C. Cho, and D. H. Staelin, "Combined Microwave and Hyperspectral Infrared Retrievals of Atmospheric Profiles in the Presence of Clouds Using Nonlinear Stochastic Methods," in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy/ Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper HWD3.
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