11 November 1996 Ground calibrations of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument for the tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM)
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Abstract
Clouds and the Earth's radiation energy system (CERES), a key experiment in the Earth observing system (EOS), is designed to measure the reflected shortwave and the emitted longwave radiances from Earth and its atmosphere. The CERES instrument consists of a scanning thermistor bolometer package with built in flight calibration systems. The first CERES instrument is scheduled for launch in 1997 aboard the joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Japanese National Space Development Agency (NASDA) tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) spacecraft. The laboratory calibrations of the instrument were conducted in the TRW vacuum facilities which are equipped with blackbodies, a cryogenically cooled transfer active-cavity radiometer, shortwave reference source, solar simulator and a constant radiance reference source. This paper describes the calibration facility and the calibration procedures for the CERES instrument.
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Susan Thomas, Susan Thomas, Robert Benjamin Lee, Robert Benjamin Lee, Dhirendra K. Pandey, Dhirendra K. Pandey, Robert S. Wilson, Robert S. Wilson, Kathryn A. Bush, Kathryn A. Bush, Jack Paden, Jack Paden, K. P. Lee, K. P. Lee, William C. Bolden, William C. Bolden, } "Ground calibrations of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument for the tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM)", Proc. SPIE 2820, Earth Observing System, (11 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258096; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258096
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