Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6589–6603, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6589–6603, 2018

Research article 14 Dec 2018

Research article | 14 Dec 2018

Joint retrieval of surface reflectance and aerosol properties with continuous variation of the state variables in the solution space – Part 1: theoretical concept

Yves Govaerts and Marta Luffarelli

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This paper presents a new algorithm for the joint retrieval of surface reflectance and aerosol properties with continuous variations of the state variables in the solution space. This algorithm, named CISAR (Combined Inversion of Surface and AeRosol), relies on a simple atmospheric vertical structure composed of two layers and an underlying surface. Surface anisotropic reflectance effects are taken into account and radiatively coupled with atmospheric scattering.