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New ultraviolet: global space weather systems
Author(s): Robert E. Huffman
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Paper Abstract

A significant new application of ultraviolet sensors to remote sensing of the ionosphere and thermosphere from satellites is emerging from previous decades of UV space experimentation. This new use will be on what can be termed Global Space Weather Systems, which will have several new UV sensors in addition to the current in situ instrumentation. The technological development of UV atmospheric radiance measurements, FUV auroral imagers, and EUV solar flux measurements is traced. Challenges to current UV technology remain, including further development of the AURIC UV radiance and transmission code; use of UV stars for in-flight calibration; evaluation of occultation methods as opposed to current airglow methods; and most importantly, the necessity for ground truth validation of proposed ionospheric electron density remote sensing methods through further satellite UV airglow measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140845
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Robert E. Huffman, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1764:
Ultraviolet Technology IV
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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