Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Measurement science for climate remote sensing
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The NIST role in supporting our Nation's climate research is described. The assembly of climate data records over decadal time scales requires assimilating readings from a large number of optical sensors deployed in space and on the Earth by various nations. NIST, in partnership with NASA and NOAA, develops and disseminates the calibration tools and standards to ensure that the measurements from these sensors are accurate, comparable, and tied to international standards based on the SI system of units. This effort helps to provide confidence that the small decadal changes in environmental variables attributed to climate change are not an artifact of the measurement system. Additionally, it ensures that the measurements are physics based and thus comparable to climate models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7081, Earth Observing Systems XIII, 708102 (20 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801698
Show Author Affiliations
G. T. Fraser, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
S. W. Brown, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
R. U. Datla, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
B. C. Johnson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
K. R. Lykke, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
J. P. Rice, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7081:
Earth Observing Systems XIII
James J. Butler; Jack Xiong, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top