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Moisture Sounding At Millimeter Wavelengths (94/183 GHz) At High Altitudes
Author(s): J. A. Gagliano; J. M. Schuchardt; T. T. Wilheit; J. L. King
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Paper Abstract

A moisture sounding radiometer at millimeter wavelengths has been developed for high altitude measurements onboard NASA's WB-57F aircraft. Three channels about the 183.3 GHz water vapor line permit measurement of the atmospheric water vapor profile. A single window channel at 94 GHz provides correction for clouds over the ocean and for surface emissivity variations over land. The instrument is an imaging radiometer operating under microprocessor control throughout each data flight. The system is contained within two packages integrated into the WB-57F pallet. A ground support system was used to perform a quick-look analysis of the data collected immediately following each flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0305, Atmospheric Effects on Electro-Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Systems Performance, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932726
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. Gagliano, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
J. M. Schuchardt, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
T. T. Wilheit, NASA (United States)
J. L. King, NASA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0305:
Atmospheric Effects on Electro-Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Systems Performance
Richard Gomez, Editor(s)

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