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AIRS radiometric calibration validation for climate research
External Online Source: hdl:2014/39616
Author and Affiliation:
Aumann, Hartmut H.
Pagano, Thomas S.
Elliott, Denis
Gaiser, Steve
Gregorich, Dave
Broberg, Steve
Abstract: Climate research using data from satellite based radiometers makes extreme demands on the traceability and stability of the radiometric calibration. The selection of a cooled grating array spectrometer for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS, is key, but does not ensured that AIRS data will be of climate quality. Additional design features, plus additional pre-launch testing, and extensive on-orbit calibration subsystem monitoring beyond what would suffice for application of the data to weather forecasting were required to ensure the radiometric data quality required for climate research. Validation that climate data quality are being generated makes use of the sea surface skin temperatures (SST and (obs-calc).
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2005
Document ID:
20060044407
(Acquired Sep 15, 2006)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Calcon 2005; August 22-25, 2005; Ogden, UT; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CALIBRATING; CLIMATE; FORECASTING; INFRARED INSTRUMENTS; LAUNCHING; RADIOMETERS; SATELLITE OBSERVATION; SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE; SPECTROMETERS; STABILITY
Other Descriptors: CLIMATE RESEARCH; VALIDATION; RAIOMETRIC; CALIBRATION
Availability Source: Other Sources
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