Steven D. Swadley

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Two calibration anomalies of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program’s (DMSP) Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMIS) radiometer are examined by using several sources of data. Early orbit mode data from the SSMIS are used to create radiometric images of the warm calibration load that evolve over an entire orbit to elucidate the effects of(More)
The first Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) was launched in October 2003 aboard the Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-16 Spacecraft. As originally conceived, the SSMIS integrates the imaging capabilities of the heritage DMSP conically scanning Special Sensor Microwave/Imager sensor with the cross-track microwave(More)
Analyses and results of the radiometric calibration accuracy and measurement characteristics of the first Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)’s Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) upper atmosphere sounding (UAS) channels are presented herein. Launched on October 18, 2003, aboard the DMSP F-16 spacecraft in a sun-synchronous orbit,(More)
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