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Putting Terra CERES instruments on the same radiometric scale
Author(s): Z. Peter Szewczyk; Kory J. Priestley; Dale R. Walikainen; Norman G. Loeb; G. Louis Smith
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Paper Abstract

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments are scanning radiometers on board the Terra and Aqua satellites since March of 2000 and June of 2002, respectively; hence, a continuous Earth's radiation budget dataset is more than a decade long. Since there are four CERES scanners in operation, it is important that their measurements are consistent. A focus of this paper is on putting Terra CERES on the same radiometric scale. The paper contains description of radiation budget experiments that are used in the process and a complete set of results. It is shown that one-time gain adjustments are sufficient in putting FM2 on the same radiometric scale as FM1, and they are to be used in processing the Edition 3 of CERES Erbe-like data products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7827, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV, 78270O (27 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862470
Show Author Affiliations
Z. Peter Szewczyk, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Dale R. Walikainen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Norman G. Loeb, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
G. Louis Smith, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7827:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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