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Airborne and ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers for meteorology: HIS, AERI, and the new AERI-UAV
Author(s): Henry E. Revercomb; William L. Smith; Fred A. Best; Jean Giroux; Daniel Darch LaPorte; Robert O. Knuteson; Mark W. Werner; Jim R. Anderson; N. N. Ciganovich; Richard W. Cline; Scott D. Ellington; Ralph G. Dedecker; T. P. Dirkx; Raymond K. Garcia; H. Benjamin Howell
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Paper Abstract

Broadband IR high spectral resolution observations of atmospheric emission provide key meteorological information related to atmospheric state parameters, cloud and surface spectral properties, and processes influencing radiative budgets and regional climate. Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTS), or Michelson interferometry, has proven to be an exceptionally effective approach for making these IR spectral observations with the high radiometric accuracy necessary for weather and climate applications, and are currently developing a new airborne instrument for use on an unmanned aerospace vehicle (UAV). These include the high- resolution interferometer sounder aircraft instrument developed for the NASA high altitude ER2, the atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer (AERI) and the new AERI-UAV for application in the DOE atmospheric radiation measurement program. This paper focuses on the design of the AERI-UAV which is novel in many respects. The efforts will help speed the day when this valuable instrumentation is used to improve remote sensing and radiative budget observations from space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258890
Show Author Affiliations
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
William L. Smith, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Fred A. Best, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Jean Giroux, Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Daniel Darch LaPorte, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Robert O. Knuteson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Mark W. Werner, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Jim R. Anderson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
N. N. Ciganovich, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Richard W. Cline, Optical Consulting (United States)
Scott D. Ellington, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Ralph G. Dedecker, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
T. P. Dirkx, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Raymond K. Garcia, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
H. Benjamin Howell, NOAA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2832:
Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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