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Degradation pattern of the ERBE wide field-of-view radiometer aboard the NOAA 9 spacecraft
Author(s): G. Louis Smith; Robert B. Lee; Takmeng Wong; Pamela E. Mlynczak
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Paper Abstract

An Earth Radiation Budget Experiment wide-field-of-view radiometer aboard the NOAA 9 spacecraft provided measurements of radiation over the globe from February 1985 through December 1992. The shortwave channel, which measured reflected solar radiation, used a quartz dome as a filter. Long exposure to direct sunlight degraded the dome. The combination of NOAA 9 orbit geometry and sensor design resulted in degradation much greater on one side than the other, which affects the calibration, the measurements of solar radiation reflected by the Earth, and the retrieval of albedo. This study includes these three aspects so that the data can be analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71060X (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799637
Show Author Affiliations
G. Louis Smith, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)
Robert B. Lee, Consultant, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)
Takmeng Wong, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Pamela E. Mlynczak, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7106:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Shahid Habib, Editor(s)

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