Part 1. Overview of the principle of satellite retrieval methodologies
(25% of total semester hours)
-- Radiative properties in solar, infrared, and microwave spectral regions.
-- Satellite channel selection.
-- Retrieval of:
Water vapor, cloud, and precipitation
Sea surface temperature
Air-sea heat fluxes
Earth radiation budgets
Part 2. Applications
(75% of total semester hours)
Earth-atmosphere heat budgets
Climate variations - intraseasonal to interannual variations.
Long-term climate change - climate warming
Aerosol impact on cloud and climate
Satellite data assimilation and weather forecast