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Experimental Evaluation Of Self-Calibrating Cavity Radiometers For Use In Earth Flux Radiation Balance Measurements From Satellites
Author(s): John R. Hickey; Alton R. Karoli; Bradley M. Alton
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Paper Abstract

A method for evaluating out-of-field response of wide-field, earth-viewing satellite radiometers is described. The equipment which simulates the earth and space consists of a central blackbody surrounded by a cooled ring. The radiometric and orbital considerations are discussed. Some test results for prototype ERBE cavity sensors are included. This presentation is restricted to longwave radiative transfer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0308, Contemporary Infrared Standards and Calibration, (4 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932788
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Hickey, The Eppley Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
Alton R. Karoli, The Eppley Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
Bradley M. Alton, The Eppley Laboratory, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0308:
Contemporary Infrared Standards and Calibration
Herbert Kaplan; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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