10 November 2003 Objectives and instrument design of EarthCARE FTS
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EarthCARE(Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer) project is a candidate of the ESA (European Space Agency) Earth Explorer Core Missions. EarthCARE is the joint proposal between ESA, National Space Development Agency of JAPAN (NASDA) and Communications Research Laboratory (CRL). THe Phase-A study is started in NOvember 2001. The EarthCARE satellite has five sensors, CLoud Profiling Radar (CPR), ATmospheric LIDar (ATLID), Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI), Broad Band Radiometer (BBR) and Fourier Transform Spectromter (FTS). Main objective of EarthCARE FTS is to provide spectrally resolved outgoing radiance. Another objecitve of EarthCARE FTS is to retrieve temperature and water vapor profiles in clear air and above the clouds. NASDA is carrying out the Phase A study of EarthCARE. Preliminary Concept Review (PCR) was held at March 2003. We describe the objectives and instrument design concept of EarthCARE FTS in this paper.
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Kayoko Kondo, Ryoichi Imasu, Toshiyoshi Kimura, Jun Tanii, Teruyuki Nakajima, "Objectives and instrument design of EarthCARE FTS", Proc. SPIE 5152, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.503986; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.503986
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