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21 November 1996 Airborne and ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers for meteorology: HIS, AERI, and the new AERI-UAV
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Broadband IR high spectral resolution observations of atmospheric emission provide key meteorological information related to atmospheric state parameters, cloud and surface spectral properties, and processes influencing radiative budgets and regional climate. Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTS), or Michelson interferometry, has proven to be an exceptionally effective approach for making these IR spectral observations with the high radiometric accuracy necessary for weather and climate applications, and are currently developing a new airborne instrument for use on an unmanned aerospace vehicle (UAV). These include the high- resolution interferometer sounder aircraft instrument developed for the NASA high altitude ER2, the atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer (AERI) and the new AERI-UAV for application in the DOE atmospheric radiation measurement program. This paper focuses on the design of the AERI-UAV which is novel in many respects. The efforts will help speed the day when this valuable instrumentation is used to improve remote sensing and radiative budget observations from space.
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Henry E. Revercomb, William L. Smith, Fred A. Best, Jean Giroux, Daniel Darch LaPorte, Robert O. Knuteson, Mark W. Werner, Jim R. Anderson, N. N. Ciganovich, Richard W. Cline, Scott D. Ellington, Ralph G. Dedecker, T. P. Dirkx, Raymond K. Garcia, and H. Benjamin Howell "Airborne and ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers for meteorology: HIS, AERI, and the new AERI-UAV", Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996);


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