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Consistency of the earth's outgoing radiation based on remotely sensed active cavity radiometric data from the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
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Paper Abstract

As a part of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) has continuously acquired active-cavity radiometric measurements of the Earth's outgoing radiative flux since October 1984. We have analyzed the daily average of daytime and nighttime total and shortwave flux measurements from the ERBS, at satellite altitude, for the period from January 1985 through December 1991. We found the annual cycle of total and shortwave flux measurements to be highly repeatable. We averaged the ERBS data for the years 1985 through 1989, and used these as a mean for comparison of 1990 and 1991 data. We observed (in daytime) some differences in both the total and shortwave flux regions. Similar trends were not apparent in the derived daytime longwave data (i.e., total- sw). There is evidence of generally increasing outgoing flux (and hence a warming trend) over the years 1985 through 1991.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1938, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161546
Show Author Affiliations
Jack Paden, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Dhirendra K. Pandey, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert Benjamin Lee, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
William C. Bolden, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert S. Wilson, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1938:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
Pat S. Chavez; Robert A. Schowengerdt, Editor(s)

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