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ScaRaB Earth radiation budget scanning radiometer
Author(s): Jean-Louis Monge; Robert S. Kandel; Leonid Afanassiev Pakhomov; B. Bauche
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Paper Abstract

A Scanning Radiometer for Radiation Balance (ScaRaB) to be flown on a series of METEOR-3 Soviet polar orbiting weather satellites is described. The radiometer comprises 2 broad channels (0.2-50 microns, 0.2-4 microns) for radiation budget, and two narrower bands (0.5-0.7 micron, 10.5-12.5 microns) for scene identification, with spatial resolution at nadir of about 50 km. The set of on-board sources includes blackbody simulators for the calibration of long-wave channels, and tungsten filament lamps and mosaic array diffusers for short wave calibration. A specific filtering scheme protects solar diffusers and lamps from the impact of thermal environment during calibration of the 0.2-50 micron channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1490, Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46614
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Louis Monge, CNRS/Lab. Meteorologique Dynamique (France)
Robert S. Kandel, CNRS/Lab. Meteorologique Dynamique (France)
Leonid Afanassiev Pakhomov, Research and Production Association "Planeta" (Russia)
B. Bauche, Institute fuer Geophysik und Meteorology (Germany)


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

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