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Positional accuracy of GERB data
Author(s): Peter M. Allan; Martin J. Bates; Andrew R. Birks; David R. Corney
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Paper Abstract

The geostationary Earth radiation budget (GERB) instrument is scheduled to be launched on the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series of satellites with the intention of measuring the total radiative energy output of the Earth to an accuracy of 0.5%. Although the footprint of a pixel of the GERB detector is 44 km square at the sub-satellite point, it is necessary to locate the position of a pixel to 3 km. This paper discusses why this is necessary and how it will be achieved. It describes the instrument, the techniques used to achieve the high positional accuracy and the data processing system that will generate the data products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298113
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. Allan, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin J. Bates, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Andrew R. Birks, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
David R. Corney, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3221:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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