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Retrieval of radiation fluxes from tilted wide field-of-view radiometer measurements
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Paper Abstract

The wide field-of-view radiometers aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite operated for 15 years to provide a high quality radiation budget data set for climate research. Following a solar calibration, the radiometers did not return to Earth viewing position, but stopped short of nadir. Since that time, five years of measurements have been taken. Calibrations have been performed by use of special spacecraft maneuvers so that the measurements are well-calibrated. This paper presents the development of algorithms for retrieving the radiation fluxes at the "top of the atmosphere" taking into account the tilt of the WFOV radiometers from nadir.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59791D (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.626567
Show Author Affiliations
G. Louis Smith, National Institute for Aerospace (United States)
Kathryn A. Bush, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

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