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New in-flight calibration adjustment of the Nimbus 6 and 7 earth radiation budget wide field of view radiometersIn-flight calibration adjustments are developed to process data obtained from the wide-field-of-view channels of Nimbus-6 and Nimbus-7 after the failure of the Nimbus-7 longwave scanner on June 22, 1980. The sensor characteristics are investigated; the satellite environment is examined in detail; and algorithms are constructed to correct for long-term sensor-response changes, on/off-cycle thermal transients, and filter-dome absorption of longwave radiation. Data and results are presented in graphs and tables, including comparisons of the old and new algorithms.
Document ID
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Kyle, H. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
House, F. B. (Drexel University Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Ardanuy, P. E. (Research and Data Systems, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Jacobowitz, H. (NOAA, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, Washington DC, United States)
Maschhoff, R. H. (Gulton Industries, Inc. Data Systems Div., Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Hickey, J. R. (Eppley Laboratory, Inc. Newport, RI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 30, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 89
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Distribution Limits