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Ground and in-flight calibrations of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment nonscanning radiometers
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the algorithms and procedures used for in-flight calibration of the nonscanning radiometers used in the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) instruments. The computation of the count conversion coefficients used in the basic ERBE radiometric equations is described, as well as the determination of the offsets and time-dependent coefficients used to account for the in-flight changes in the radiometers. The calibration results for more than 5 years of ERBE data are summarized for all nonscanning radiometers. Discontinuities in the observed data, and the effects of these discontinuities are discussed. Applications of ERBE type calibration algorithms to the EOS/CERES platforms are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1300, Remote Sensing of the Biosphere, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21407
Show Author Affiliations
Jack Paden, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Dhirendra K. Pandey, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Robert S. Wilson, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Susan Thomas, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Michael Alan Gibson, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Robert Benjamin Lee, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1300:
Remote Sensing of the Biosphere
James Alan Smith, Editor(s)

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