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Performance of an infrared sounder on several airborne platforms: the scanning high resolution interferometer sounder (S-HIS)
Author(s): J. Taylor; F. Best; N. Ciganovich; S. Dutcher; S. Ellington; R. Garcia; H. Howell; R. Knuteson; D. LaPorte; S. Nasiri; E. Olson; H. Revercomb; D. Tobin; K. Vinson; M. Werner
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Paper Abstract

A comparison of S-HIS instrument performance on various airborne platforms, and during ground characterization is presented. Specific emphasis is placed on instrument improvements, 1998 to present day, and the engineering lessons learned. Also discussed is the ability to accurately validate high spectral resolution IR radiance measurements from space using comparisons with aircraft spectrometer observations. Aircraft comparisons of this type provide a mechanism for periodically verifying expected absolute calibration of spacecraft instruments with instrumentation for which the calibration can be carefully maintained on the ground. This capability is especially valuable for achieving the long-term consistency and accuracy of climate observations, including those from the NASA EOS spacecrafts (Terra, Aqua, Aura).

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5882, Earth Observing Systems X, 588214 (22 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618081
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J. Taylor, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
F. Best, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
N. Ciganovich, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
S. Dutcher, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
S. Ellington, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
R. Garcia, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
H. Howell, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
R. Knuteson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
D. LaPorte, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
S. Nasiri, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
E. Olson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
H. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
D. Tobin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
K. Vinson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
M. Werner, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5882:
Earth Observing Systems X
James J. Butler, Editor(s)

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