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Performance of AIRS on EOS
Author(s): Hartmut H. Aumann
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Paper Abstract

AIRS, the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on the Earth Observing System (EOS) PM spacecraft, is an infrared radiometer which covers the 3.7 - 15.4 micron spectral range with spectral resolving power better than 1000. Performance of the AIRS flight unit will be discussed based on measurements in a thermal vacuum test and calibration facility. Simulated data, based on measured instrument performance and GCM model data, indicate that AIRS, together with the AMSU and HSB microwave radiometers on EOS PM, will achieve retrieval accuracy better than 1K rms in the lower troposphere under clear and partly cloudy conditions. Launch of AIRS on the EOS PM is scheduled for December 2000.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3870, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III, (28 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373197
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Hartmut H. Aumann, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3870:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie, Editor(s)

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