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Trends and diurnal cycles of GOES imager scan-mirror emissivity
Author(s): Dejiang Han; Michael P. Weinreb
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the operational in-orbit GOES-8 and GOES-10 imager scan-mirror emissivity trends, as well as their diurnal cycles. The imagers (and sounders) aboard both GOES-8 and GOES-10 experience a variation in scan-mirror emissivity along the east-west scan direction. The most obvious manifestation of this phenomenon is a difference in output between the east and west sides when the insthiments view space, but it is also present in observations of the Earth. The phenomenon is accounted for in the calibration process with an algorithm that makes use ofcoefficients incorporating the variation ofthe scanmirror emissivity with east-west scan angle. The coefficients are derived from measurements of space above the north pole and below the south pole made during GOES station-keeping maneuvers, which are performed a few times a year. Over time, these measurements allow us to compile a trend ofthe east-westemissivityvariation. Operational full-disk images are used to diagnose the diurnal behavior of the residual (after correction) east-west output differences. A comparison between the scan-mirror emissivity of GOES-8 and that of GOES-10 is made to search for patterns related to specific satellites. This paper also reviews how the east-west scan-mirror emissivity coefficients are derived and evaluates the effect ofuncertainties in the band-averaged emissivity measurements on the GOES calibration. An effective scan-mirror temperature is proposed to minimize the residual east-west output differences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4135, Earth Observing Systems V, (15 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.494233
Show Author Affiliations
Dejiang Han, Integral Systems, Inc. (United States)
Michael P. Weinreb, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4135:
Earth Observing Systems V
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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