1 August 1991 Evaluation of the NOAA-11 solar backscatter ultraviolet radiometer, Mod 2 (SBUV/2): inflight calibration
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This paper presents an analysis both of the NOAA-11 calibration system performance and of the changes of the solar diffuser reflectivity as measured by this system. In particular, after two years of inflight operation, the NOAA-11 system's performance is either on par or exceeding preflight expectations with none of the NOAA-9 problems evident. The solar diffuser displays a wavelength dependent degradation of about 0.5 percent per year at 404 nm to about 2 percent at 185 nm which is consistent with previous diffuser reflectivity changes observed on NIMBUS-7 and NOAA-9.
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Howard Weiss, Howard Weiss, Richard P. Cebula, Richard P. Cebula, K. Laamann, K. Laamann, Robert D. Hudson, Robert D. Hudson, } "Evaluation of the NOAA-11 solar backscatter ultraviolet radiometer, Mod 2 (SBUV/2): inflight calibration", Proc. SPIE 1493, Calibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46686; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46686
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