31 March 1982 Balloon Atmospheric Mosaic Measurements (BAMM) IIA Phenomenology And Band Selection
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Abstract
A series of line by line source and background infrared simulation calculations have been carried out in the 4.3 m spectral region in order to identify candidate spectral bands for study using balloon and ultimately spaceborne sensors. Source signatures are presented in terms of apparent radiant intensity produced by a volume of hot CO2 located at altitudes ranging from 0 to 20 km as observed from altitudes of 30, 44 and 100 km. Backgrounds, including terrain, clouds and atmospheric emission have been calculated and are presented both spectrally and as inband radiant intensity. A cursory discussion of non-LTE atmospheric emissions occurring above 60 km is presented and the feasibility of looking up from a balloon borne platform to observe these emissions is addressed. A comparison of source and background signatures is given together with a discussion of the band selection process.
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T. Kassal, T. Kassal, J. E. A. Selby, J. E. A. Selby, R. Waters, R. Waters, } "Balloon Atmospheric Mosaic Measurements (BAMM) IIA Phenomenology And Band Selection", Proc. SPIE 0304, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932669; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932669
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