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CLOUD TOP HEIGHT ESTIMATION FROM WRF MODEL: APPLICATION TO THE INFRARED CAMERA ONBOARD EUSO-BALLOON (CNES)

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
1h
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Board: 158
Poster contribution CR-EX Poster 3 CR

Speakers

Jose Luis Sánchez (University of León) Maria Rodriguez Frias (Space and Astroparticle Group UAH Madrid)

Description

EUSO-BALLOON (CNES) was launched on August 24, 2014 from Timmins (Canada) with a biespectral Infrared Camera onboard intended to measure the cloud coverage during the flight. Clouds at mid and upper levels of the Troposphere are crucial for a proper reconstruction of the main parameters of the Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR).Therefore, determining Cloud Top Height (CTH) with high accuracy is crucial to estimate the effect of clouds on these measurements. With this aim, we have developed a method to extract CTH parameters via vertical profiles predicted by the WRF model. Moreover, we have evaluated model’s ability to represent temperature and humidity profiles in different climatic regions of the globe.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 800
Collaboration JEM-EUSO

Primary author

Dr A. Merino (Grupo de Física de la Atmósfera. University of León, Spain.)

Co-authors

Dr E. García-Ortega (Grupo de Física de la Atmósfera. University of León, Spain) Mrs E. Gascón (Grupo de Física de la Atmósfera. University of León, Spain) Mr E. Joven (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain) G. Sáez-Cano (Space and Astroparticle Group. UAH, Madrid, Spain) Dr J. Licandro (4Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain) Mr J.F. Soriano (Space and Astroparticle Group. UAH, Madrid, Spain) Jose Luis Sánchez (University of León) Dr Laura López (Grupo de Física de la Atmósfera. University of León, Spain) Luis Del Peral (Space and Astroparticle Group. UAH, Madrid, Spain and ISDC, Astronomy Dept. University of Geneva, Switzerland) M. Reyes (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain) Maria Rodriguez Frias (Space and Astroparticle Group UAH Madrid) Mr S. Fernández-González (Grupo de Física de la Atmósfera. University of León, Spain) Dr S. Franchini (IDR/UPM, E. T. S. I. Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain) Y. Martín (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain)

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