Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3935–3954, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3935-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3935–3954, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3935-2018

Research article 06 Jul 2018

Research article | 06 Jul 2018

Remote sensing of aerosols with small satellites in formation flight

Kirk Knobelspiesse and Sreeja Nag

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We test if small satellites flying in formation can be used for multi-angle aerosol remote sensing. So far, this has only been done with multiple views on one satellite. Single-view angle satellites flying in formation are a technically feasible alternative, although with different geometries. Using Bayesian information content analysis, we find such satellites equally capable. For aerosol remote sensing, the number of viewing angles is the most important.