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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

  • Ibrahim Karam (Head Technical Dept.) [email protected]

  • Muhammed Ramzan (Head Technician) [email protected]

  • Stuart Piketh, [email protected]

  • Roelof Burger, [email protected]

  • Stephen Broccardo, [email protected]


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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