Radiometric and spectral performance and calibration of the GHz bands of EOS MLS

  title={Radiometric and spectral performance and calibration of the GHz bands of EOS MLS},
  author={Robert F. Jarnot and Vincent S. Perun and Michael J. Schwartz},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
This paper describes radiometric performance and prelaunch radiometric and spectral calibrations of the GHz component of the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiment on NASA's Aura spacecraft. Estimated systematic scaling uncertainties (3/spl sigma/) on limb port radiances are /spl sim/0.5% from radiometric calibration and /spl sim/0.5% to /spl sim/1% from spectral calibrations. Operational noise performance is consistent with prelaunch expectations, and in-orbit measurements to date indicate no… CONTINUE READING
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