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Final correction algorithms for HIRDLS version 7 data
Author(s): John Gille; Charles Cavanaugh; Chris Halvorson; Craig Hartsough; Bruno Nardi; Maria Rivas; Rashid Khosravi; Lesley Smith; Gene Francis
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Paper Abstract

The High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) instrument is a 21-channel limb scanning infrared radiometer, designed to make global measurements of temperature, ozone, water vapor, eight other gases and aerosols from 8 to as high as 80 km. with 1 km. vertical resolution. During launch on NASA’S Aura satellite a piece of interior lining material became lodged in the foreoptics, reducing the effective aperture by 80-95%, and inserting another signal into the system. The HIRDLS team has worked for several years to develop corrections for these effects, and recover as many as possible of the planned capabilities. This talk describes the last and probably final set of algorithms to recover the planned species. Early work developed corrections for channels with large radiances allowing temperature and ozone to be retrieved. Subsequent work has concentrated on refining these to allow species such as nitric acid, chlorofluorocarbons 11 & 12, nitrogen dioxide, N2O5, chlorine nitrate, nitrous oxide and water vapor to be recovered. Effort has gone into studying, then parameterizing in an adaptive way, the quasi-regular way the signal from the blockage varies with time during an orbit and during the mission. Several recent improvements are described. Results of these corrections show improvements in the retrieved products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8511, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX, 85110K (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930175
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John Gille, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Charles Cavanaugh, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Chris Halvorson, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Craig Hartsough, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Bruno Nardi, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Maria Rivas, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Rashid Khosravi, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Lesley Smith, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Gene Francis, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8511:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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