Procedures Used for Airborne Measurements of Upwelling Infrared Radiation

Procedures Used for Airborne Measurements of Upwelling Infrared Radiation We analyze the errors of airborne radiometric measurements of the infrared upwelling radiation I x of the surface performed using conventional and modified procedures (with calibrators in the form of flat reflecting mirror-like surfaces oriented to reflect the measured radiation I x to the radiometer in the process of calibration) for the modes of operation of a radiometer with and without thermostatic control. We propose relations for finding I x as well as for the instrumental and procedural errors and give recommendations for their reduction. It is shown that the modified procedure leads to smaller errors than the conventional procedure. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Oceanography Springer Journals

Procedures Used for Airborne Measurements of Upwelling Infrared Radiation

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Earth Sciences; Oceanography; Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry; Atmospheric Sciences; Climate Change; Environmental Physics
ISSN
0928-5105
eISSN
0928-5105
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1015777321238
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Abstract

We analyze the errors of airborne radiometric measurements of the infrared upwelling radiation I x of the surface performed using conventional and modified procedures (with calibrators in the form of flat reflecting mirror-like surfaces oriented to reflect the measured radiation I x to the radiometer in the process of calibration) for the modes of operation of a radiometer with and without thermostatic control. We propose relations for finding I x as well as for the instrumental and procedural errors and give recommendations for their reduction. It is shown that the modified procedure leads to smaller errors than the conventional procedure.

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Physical OceanographySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 21, 2004

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