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Title: AIRS radiometric calibration validation for climate research
Authors: Aumann, Hartmut H.
Pagano, Thomas S.
Elliott, Denis
Gaiser, Steve
Gregorich, Dave
Broberg, Steve
Keywords: raiometric
climate research
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: Calcon 2005, Ogden, Utah, August 22-25, 2005.
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).
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