10 August 1992 Small satellite radiation budget instrumentation
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A major diagnostic in understanding the response of the Earth's climate to natural or anthropogenic changes is the radiative balance at the top of the atmosphere. Two classes of measurements may be undertaken: (1) a monitoring of the radiation balance over decade-long long-time scales; and (2) measurements designed to provide a sufficiently complete data set to validate or improve models. This paper discusses some of the important ingredients in obtaining such data and presents a description of some candidate instrumentation for use on a small satellites.
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Paul G. Weber "Small satellite radiation budget instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 1691, Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II, (10 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138033; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138033


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