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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1999
  • pp: 571–576

Radiometric Calibration for the Airborne Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse Gases Simulator

Akiro Shimota, Hirokazu Kobayashi, and Shinji Kadokura  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 571-576 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000571


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Abstract

The Advanced Earth Observation Satellite (ADEOS), launched in the summer of 1996, has a high-resolution infrared Fourier transform spectrometer, with the interferometric monitor for greenhouse gases (IMG) onboard. The IMG has a high spectral resolution of 0.1 cm−1 for the purpose of retrieving greenhouse gas profile maps of the Earth. To meet the requirements of the retrieval algorithms for greenhouse gas profiles, atmospheric emission spectra must be calibrated to better than 1 K accuracy. Prior to the launch of the ADEOS with the IMG, we developed an airborne simulator called the tropospheric infrared interferometric sounder (TIIS). We explain the calibration procedure for the TIIS, which determines the points with the same optical path difference on interferograms for complex Fourier transformation, using the retained phase term on the calibrated spectrum. The downward atmospheric radiation, measured with the TIIS, was well calibrated using this algorithm. Furthermore, calibration of the spectra obtained from the IMG initial checkout mission observation was carried out.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

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Akiro Shimota, Hirokazu Kobayashi, and Shinji Kadokura, "Radiometric Calibration for the Airborne Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse Gases Simulator," Appl. Opt. 38, 571-576 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-3-571

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