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The infrared cloud ice radiometer (IRCIR)
Author(s): Joe K. Taylor; Henry E. Revercomb; Fred A. Best; Robert O. Knuteson; Mark P. Mulligan; Don Thielman; Dan Darch LaPorte; Ray K. Garcia; Steve Ackerman; David O. Starr; James D. Spinhirne; Redgie S. Lancaster; Michael Harris
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Paper Abstract

The Submillimeter-wave and Infrared Ice Cloud Experiment (SIRICE) concept would provide global measurements of ice water path (IWP - the vertically integrated mass of ice particles per unit area), and weighted mean mass particle diameter (Dme). The SIRICE payload consists of two instruments, the Sub-millimeter/Millimeter (SM4) Radiometer, and the Infrared Cloud Ice Radiometer (IRCIR). IRCIR is a compact, low-cost, multi-spectral, wide field of view pushbroom infrared imaging radiometer. IRCIR will employ four IR sensor assemblies to produce 90° cross-track (contiguous along-track) coverage in three spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 0.6 km at nadir. Each IR sensor assembly consists of an uncooled microbolometer focal plane array (FPA), associated sensor core electronics, a stripe filter fixed at the FPA, and an IR lens assembly. A single scene mirror is used to provide two Earth view angles, as well as calibration views of space and the on-board calibration blackbody. The two Earth view angles will be used for stereo cloud height retrievals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6542, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII, 65423H (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719809
Show Author Affiliations
Joe K. Taylor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Fred A. Best, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Robert O. Knuteson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Mark P. Mulligan, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Don Thielman, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Dan Darch LaPorte, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Ray K. Garcia, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Steve Ackerman, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
David O. Starr, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James D. Spinhirne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Redgie S. Lancaster, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Harris, BAE Systems Space Systems and Electronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6542:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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