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Organizing And Utilizing The Imaging And Spectral Data From Polar BEAR
Author(s): F. P. Del Greco; R. E. Huffman; J. C. Larrabee; R. W. Eastes; F. J. LeBlanc; C. I. Meng
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Paper Abstract

The AIRS instrument (Auroral Ionospheric Remote Sensor) was launched into a 1000 km polar orbit aboard the Polar BEAR satellite on 13 November 1986. Optical data from AIRS are obtained at two vacuum ultraviolet wavelengths at the output of a grating monochromator and from two ultraviolet-visible wavelengths at the output of fixed filter photometers. Normally data are transmitted when the satellite is above 45 degrees North latitude; the primary receiving sites are permanent stations at Tromso, Norway and Sondrestrom, Greenland and a portable station often sited near Seattle, Washington, USA. During its first year of operation AIRS has provided imaging data at fixed wavelengths or nadir looking spectrometer data from the vacuum ultraviolet and simultaneous imaging or photometric data from the fixed filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946875
Show Author Affiliations
F. P. Del Greco, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
R. E. Huffman, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
J. C. Larrabee, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
R. W. Eastes, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
F. J. LeBlanc, Northwest Research Associates (United States)
C. I. Meng, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0932:
Ultraviolet Technology II
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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