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GOES advanced sounder design study
Author(s): William E. Bicknell; John P. Kerekes; Danette P. Ryan-Howard
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Paper Abstract

Interim results of a current study on upgrading the GOES infrared Sounder are presented. Considered are a 15 cm diameter telescope to reduce instrument size and weight, use of a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) interferometer for high spectral wavelength resolution, a small detector focal plane array operating at 65K, and combining the instrument with a microwave sounder. Retrieval performance improvement from the FTIR sounder is estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 2812, GOES-8 and Beyond, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254087
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Bicknell, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
John P. Kerekes, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Danette P. Ryan-Howard, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2812:
GOES-8 and Beyond
Edward R. Washwell, Editor(s)

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