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Atmospheric sounding at JPL: current and future technologies
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Paper Abstract

JPL is currently managing the instrument operations, calibration and data system for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the EOS Aqua spacecraft. Aqua was launched on May 4, 2002 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. AIRS has 2378 infrared channels with high spectral resolution (1200) covering the 3.7 to 15.4 micron wavelength range. AIRS data are used to produce temperature and humidity profiles useful in predicting weather and monitoring climate. We discuss lessons learned on AIRS in the development and operations as well as plans for next generation systems including SIRAS, a wide field hyperspectral infrared imaging spectrometer which offers AIRS spectral performance at 24x the spatial resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5074, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX, (10 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487261
Show Author Affiliations
Steven E. Broberg, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thomas S. Pagano, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hartmut H. Aumann, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Larrabee Strow, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Steven L. Gaiser, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5074:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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