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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1801–1816, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1801-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1801–1816, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1801-2021

Research article 04 Mar 2021

Research article | 04 Mar 2021

A study of polarimetric error induced by satellite motion: application to the 3MI and similar sensors

Souichiro Hioki et al.

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This research estimates the magnitude of a motion-induced error in the measurement of polarimetric state of light by a planned instrument on a future satellite. We discovered that the motion-induced error can not be cancelled out by spatiotemporal averaging, but it can be predicted from the along-track change of the intensity of light. With the estimated statistics and the simulation model, this research paves a way to provide pixel-level quality information in the future satellite products.