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BEST: a new satellite for a climatology study in the tropics
Author(s): Marc Orgeret
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Paper Abstract

The BEST mission which is part of the Global Energy Water Experiment (GEWEX) program is described. To accurately evaluate the energy variations of the tropical system it is proposed to group a set of instruments on a low altitude, low inclination platform. The BEST mission will simultaneously measure wind field through a Doppler radar, precipitation through a pulsed radar, earth radiation through a radiometer, and eventually water vapor profile through a differential absorption lidar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1490, Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46608
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Marc Orgeret, CNES (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1490:
Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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