16 November 2010 E-AERI calibration performance certification
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-SSEC) is certifying the calibration performance of a new generation of instruments for the measurement of the downwelling atmospheric infrared spectrum at the surface. The E-AERI instrument series is the commercial follow-on to the successful Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) which was developed at UW-SSEC in the early 1990s with support from the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program. This paper describes the E-AERI instrument specification, the UW-SSEC certification methodology, and examples of preliminary of results obtained to date. The E-AERI instrument is a commercially available product of ABB/Bomem of Quebec, Canada using technology licensed by the UW-SSEC. The E-AERI meets the same specification as the original AERI instrument in a fully automated system for use in both research and operational profiling networks.
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Robert Knuteson, Robert Knuteson, Fred Best, Fred Best, Nicholas Ciganovich, Nicholas Ciganovich, Ray Garcia, Ray Garcia, Denny Hackel, Denny Hackel, Henry Revercomb, Henry Revercomb, Joe Taylor, Joe Taylor, David Turner, David Turner, } "E-AERI calibration performance certification", Proc. SPIE 7857, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications III, 78571L (16 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869593; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.869593
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