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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1327–1337

Comparison of the measured and predicted response of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment active cavity radiometer during solar observations

J. R. Mahan, N. E. Tira, Robert B. Lee, III, and R. J. Keynton  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 1327-1337 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.001327


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Abstract

The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment consists of an array of radiometric instruments placed in earth orbit by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to monitor the longwave and visible components of the earth’s radiation budget. Presented is a dynamic electrothermal model of the active cavity radiometer used to measure the earth’s total radiative exitance. Radiative exchange is modeled using the Monte Carlo method and transient conduction is treated using the finite element method. Also included is the feedback circuit which controls electrical substitution heating of the cavity. The model is shown to accurately predict the dynamic response of the instrument during solar calibration.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989

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J. R. Mahan, N. E. Tira, Robert B. Lee, and R. J. Keynton, "Comparison of the measured and predicted response of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment active cavity radiometer during solar observations," Appl. Opt. 28, 1327-1337 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-7-1327


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