14 December 1998 Earth explorer earth radiation mission
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The Earth Explorer Earth Radiation Mission proposed by the scientific community for the ESA Earth Explorer line of missions will provide for the first time a multi-year set of cloud profiling and aerosols observations to progress in understanding the transport of energy and water between the Earth's surface and the top of the atmosphere. A backscatter lidar and a cloud profiling radar will be used separately, in complement and synergy to provide these profiles that will be extended across track by a visible-IR cloud imager and a two-channel broadband radiometer, from a satellite at around 400 km altitude. The mission is unique for the combination and capability of its sensors and for its utilization.
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A. Tobias, A. Tobias, Roland Meynart, Roland Meynart, Paul Ingmann, Paul Ingmann, Wolfgang Leibrandt, Wolfgang Leibrandt, } "Earth explorer earth radiation mission", Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332702; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.332702
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