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FTIR instrumentation for atmospheric observations
Author(s): Robert O. Knuteson; Henry E. Revercomb; Fred A. Best; William L. Smith
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Paper Abstract

During the last six years, extensive observations of atmospheric emitted radiance in the spectral region from 3.6 - 20 micrometers with resolving powers of 1000 - 4000 have been made, both from the ground and nadir viewing from NASA high altitude aircraft. Two recent field experiments in which both instruments participated are the FIRE II/SPECTRE experiment Nov. - Dec. 1991 in Coffeyville, KS and the STORMFEST experiment Feb. - Mar. 1992 in Seneca, KS. Experience with these instruments has led to instrument designs for advanced sounders on geostationary and polar orbiting satellites. Applications include remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and water vapor for improved weather forecasting, measurement of cloud radiative impact for improvement of global climate modelling, and trace gas retrieval for climate and air pollution monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1934, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154928
Show Author Affiliations
Robert O. Knuteson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Fred A. Best, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
William L. Smith, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1934:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
David K. Lynch, Editor(s)

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