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Method for comparison of GERB and CERES radiances
Author(s): George Louis Smith; Z. Peter Szewczyk; Pamela E. Mlynczak; Robert Benjamin Lee; Bruce A. Wielicki; Kory J. Priestley; John E. Harries; Steven DeWitt; Nicolas Clerbaux
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Paper Abstract

The Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite has 256 channels which measure total radiance and 256 channels which measure solar radiation reflected from the Earth. In order to validate the calibration of these channels, the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument aboard the Terra spacecraft is operated in such a way as to view Earth scenes from the same direction as the GERB, so as to measure the same total and reflected solar radiances. The method uses the capability to program the azimuth of the CERES scan plane, such that the scan plane includes the GERB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513464
Show Author Affiliations
George Louis Smith, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)
Z. Peter Szewczyk, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Pamela E. Mlynczak, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert Benjamin Lee, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
John E. Harries, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Steven DeWitt, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)
Nicolas Clerbaux, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Joan B. Lurie; Steven P. Neeck; Michelle L. Aten; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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