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Research Scanning Polarimeter: calibration and ground-based measurements
Author(s): Brian Cairns; Edgar E. Russell; Larry D. Travis
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Paper Abstract

SpecTIR Corporation has recently completed building the Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP). This instrument was designed to provide highly accurate polarimetric measurement both from aircraft and from the ground. The spectral range of the measurement is form 410nm to 2250nm and the field of view of the instrument is scanned over a 120 degrees swath. Here we describe the results of the instrumental calibration and the quantitative interpretation of ground-based measurements. Recently we have acquired data using the RSP on an aircraft and a brief discussion of the information content of this data and some preliminary aerosol retrievals over the Pacific ocean are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366329
Show Author Affiliations
Brian Cairns, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Edgar E. Russell, SpecTIR Corp. (United States)
Larry D. Travis, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3754:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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