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UAE 2 Mission Planning Meeting-GSFC June 16, 2004. Mission Objectives: Validation/comparison to column integrated in situ and RS retrievals Mixed AEROSOL assessment (dust & fine mode fossil fuel) SSA and other dust properties vs other desert regions

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uae 2 mission planning meeting gsfc june 16 2004
UAE2 Mission Planning Meeting-GSFC June 16, 2004
  • Mission Objectives:
    • Validation/comparison to column integrated in situ and RS retrievals
    • Mixed AEROSOL assessment (dust & fine mode fossil fuel)
    • SSA and other dust properties vs other desert regions
    • Validation for satellite RS retrievals (MODIS, MISR)
    • Ocean color validation in a dust environment (SeaPRISM)
measurement plan
Measurement Plan
  • Instrumentation-Approximately 12 to 15 cimels over Island, coastal and interior locations
    • Includes 1 oil Platform, 2 or 3 islands, 3 coastal Arab Gulf sites, 4 desert interior sites, 2 mountain sites and 1 Arabian Sea site
    • Collocation w/ MAARCO and SMART
    • Time period: from July 1- October 1.
    • Manned by Sorokine, Eck, Smirnov, Newcomb
    • Additional observations as required
    • Near Real time processing; http:aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov
    • Collocation w/MAARCO & SMART
additional measurement plan
Additional Measurement Plan
  • Solar Flux-Joel Schafer & Tom Eck
    • Pyranometers and PAR sensors at ~ 6 AERONET sites
    • Logging 1 ob/min
    • Near Real time Data available thru ‘demonstrat’ & website
  • Thermal Radiometer (cimel)-Michel Legrand
    • Collocated w/ MAARCO
    • Coarse particle characterization
    • Data Availability ??
additional measurement plan1
Additional Measurement Plan
  • UVB Shadowband-N. Krotkoff & J. Slusser
    • UVB AOT, UV direct and diffuse
    • Frequency-1 minute
    • Available on USDA UVB website 1 day lag
    • Collocate w/MAARCO
  • Polarimeter (cimel)-Sorokine
    • Beta version, multispectral
    • Collocation w/MAARCO
    • Data Availability: uncertain
additional measurement plans
Additional Measurement Plans
  • BAMGOMAS, Integrated website -Giles
    • Backtrajectories: ~3 week time delay
    • AERONET
    • Modis-near real time Terra & Acqua
    • Modis products (MOVAS)
    • Monthly GoCart products-time delay months
    • MPLNET products 1 day time lag
    • http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/BAMGOMAS/index.html
miscellaneous information
Miscellaneous Information
  • Persian Gulf should be called the Arab Gulf
  • Lieutenant ColonelAbdulla Al Mangoosh (1)
  • Major Abdulla Al Mandoos (2)
  • Piggy Back onto Weather Modification Experiment (Univ. Wits & NCAR)
  • Maha Al-Fahim (General Contact) [email protected]
  • Michel Qudsi (Public relations officer) [email protected], +971 50 5802388
miscealaneous information
Miscealaneous Information
miscellaneous information1
Miscellaneous Information
  • Dubai-Very cosmopolitan & westernized, tourism & technology
  • Abu Dhabi-City and Emirate, Capital, largest in area, richest, slightly more conservative than Dubai, president is a birder, 4/1 expat/local
  • Fly into Abu Dhabi if possible
  • 4 x 4 recommended outside the city
  • Summers are brutal >44° C, 60% RH coastal
  • Police force Indian, Taxis are Pakistani, Intellectual Egyptian & Palestinian
miscellaneous information2
Miscellaneous Information
  • http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/tc.html
  • http://www.emirates.org/
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