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The measured point response functions for the CERES Flight Model 5 instrument
Author(s): Janet Daniels; G. Louis Smith; Kory J. Priestley; Herb Bitting
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Paper Abstract

The Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) Flight Model 5 (FM5) instrument is scheduled to be launched this year aboard the NPP spacecraft in order to continue the Climate Data Record for Earth radiation budget. CERES data will be used together with measurements from the Visible Infra-red Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to compute cloud information for each CERES pixel. Knowledge of the point response function (PRF) of CERES is essential to accurately align these data sets. The Radiation Calibration Facility at Northrop Grumman includes the PRF Source, an optical devise for measuring the PRF. This paper presents the analysis of these tests and the resulting PRF for each of the three channels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI, 81531T (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893677
Show Author Affiliations
Janet Daniels, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
G. Louis Smith, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Herb Bitting, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8153:
Earth Observing Systems XVI
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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