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Ajil Kottayil – The Science of Atmospheric Sounding from Space
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 29 April 2021
Dr Ajil Kottayil (Cochin University of Science and Technology, India)
The Science of Atmospheric Sounding from Space
Satellite datasets play a vital role in monitoring the day-to-day weather activities over the globe, and atmospheric datasets generated from them have huge applications in numerical weather forecasting and climate change monitoring. The profiles of various gases in the Earth’s atmosphere can be retrieved from satellite observations. Sounders on-board satellites have sensors which measure the intensity of radiation at different wavelengths which bear the signatures of temperature and several gaseous components from different heights in the atmosphere. This talk would introduce the basic physics which makes remote sounding from space possible.