AEROSAT International Satellite Aerosol Science Network
To coordinate an exchange of work on pixel level and retrieval-region (“super–pixel”) level uncertainties in satellite aerosol
It is proposed for the second phase of ESA’s Aerosol_cci project (2014-2016) to install a working group on pixel level uncertainties. This working group shall review the initial approaches for pixel level uncertainties which have been implemented in Aerosol_cci until 2013 and work towards a harmonization of this uncertainty output in different Aerosol_cci products. Activities will be initiated with a dedicated workshop in the first half of 2014.
Once approved, this project working group will be open to external participants and can thus become a nucleus of the AERO-SAT WG on pixel level uncertainties. As a starting point activities on pixel level uncertainties within ESA (CCI project), NASA (MODIS, MISR teams) and GALION shall be intercompared; further interested groups are invited to contribute to discussions.
Activities & Schedule
WG duration: Three years. At the end of this period the WG shall review its achievements in a final report and may recommend follow-on activities.