30 December 1981 Moisture Sounding At Millimeter Wavelengths (94/183 GHz) At High Altitudes
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A moisture sounding radiometer at millimeter wavelengths has been developed for high altitude measurements onboard NASA's WB-57F aircraft. Three channels about the 183.3 GHz water vapor line permit measurement of the atmospheric water vapor profile. A single window channel at 94 GHz provides correction for clouds over the ocean and for surface emissivity variations over land. The instrument is an imaging radiometer operating under microprocessor control throughout each data flight. The system is contained within two packages integrated into the WB-57F pallet. A ground support system was used to perform a quick-look analysis of the data collected immediately following each flight.
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J. A. Gagliano, J. A. Gagliano, J. M. Schuchardt, J. M. Schuchardt, T. T. Wilheit, T. T. Wilheit, J. L. King, J. L. King, } "Moisture Sounding At Millimeter Wavelengths (94/183 GHz) At High Altitudes", Proc. SPIE 0305, Atmospheric Effects on Electro-Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Systems Performance, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932726; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932726
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