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History of satellite missions and measurements of the Earth Radiation Budget (1957-1984)The history of satellite missions and their measurements of the earth radiation budget from the beginning of the space age until the present time are reviewed. The survey emphasizes the early struggle to develop instrument systems to monitor reflected shortwave and emitted long-wave exitances from the earth, and the problems associated with the interpretation of these observations from space. In some instances, valuable data sets were developed from satellite measurements whose instruments were not specifically designed for earth radiation budget observations.
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House, F. B.
(Drexel University Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Gruber, A.
(NOAA, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington DC, United States)
Hunt, G. E.
(Imperial College of Science and Technology London, United Kingdom)
Mecherikunnel, A. T.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
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August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
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Publication: Reviews of Geophysics
Volume: 24
ISSN: 8755-1209
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