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Earth explorer earth radiation mission
Author(s): A. Tobias; Roland Meynart; Paul Ingmann; Wolfgang Leibrandt
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Paper Abstract

The Earth Explorer Earth Radiation Mission proposed by the scientific community for the ESA Earth Explorer line of missions will provide for the first time a multi-year set of cloud profiling and aerosols observations to progress in understanding the transport of energy and water between the Earth's surface and the top of the atmosphere. A backscatter lidar and a cloud profiling radar will be used separately, in complement and synergy to provide these profiles that will be extended across track by a visible-IR cloud imager and a two-channel broadband radiometer, from a satellite at around 400 km altitude. The mission is unique for the combination and capability of its sensors and for its utilization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332702
Show Author Affiliations
A. Tobias, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Roland Meynart, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Paul Ingmann, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Wolfgang Leibrandt, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3495:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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