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Evaluation of the NOAA-11 solar backscatter ultraviolet radiometer, Mod 2 (SBUV/2): inflight calibration
Author(s): Howard Weiss; Richard P. Cebula; K. Laamann; Robert D. Hudson
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an analysis both of the NOAA-11 calibration system performance and of the changes of the solar diffuser reflectivity as measured by this system. In particular, after two years of inflight operation, the NOAA-11 system's performance is either on par or exceeding preflight expectations with none of the NOAA-9 problems evident. The solar diffuser displays a wavelength dependent degradation of about 0.5 percent per year at 404 nm to about 2 percent at 185 nm which is consistent with previous diffuser reflectivity changes observed on NIMBUS-7 and NOAA-9.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1493, Calibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46686
Show Author Affiliations
Howard Weiss, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Richard P. Cebula, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
K. Laamann, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Robert D. Hudson, Univ. of Maryland (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1493:
Calibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation
Bruce W. Guenther, Editor(s)

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