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Validation of CERES/TERRA data
Author(s): Bruce R. Barkstrom; Bruce A. Wielicki; G. Louis Smith; Robert Benjamin Lee III; Kory J. Priestley; Thomas P. Charlock; David P. Kratz
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Paper Abstract

12 There are 2 CERES scanning radiometer instruments aboard the TERRA spacecraft, one for mapping the solar radiation reflected from the Earth and the outgoing longwave radiation and the other for measuring the anisotropy of the radiation. Each CERES instrument has on-board calibration devices, which have demonstrated that from ground to orbit the broadband total and shortwave sensor responses maintained their ties to the International Temperature Scale of 1990 at precisions approaching radiances have been validated in orbit to +/- 0.3 percent (0.3 W m-2sr-1). Top of atmosphere fluxes are produced by use of the CERES data alone. By including data from other instruments, surface radiation fluxes and radiant fluxes within the atmosphere and at its top, shortwave and longwave, for both up and down components, are derived. Validation of these data products requires ground and aircraft measurements of fluxes and of cloud properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4169, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV, (9 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417139
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce R. Barkstrom, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
G. Louis Smith, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. and NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert Benjamin Lee III, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Thomas P. Charlock, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
David P. Kratz, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4169:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Alexander Ropertz; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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