Sources of Differences in On-Orbital Total Solar Irradiance Measurements and Description of a Proposed Laboratory Intercomparison.

@article{Butler2008SourcesOD,
  title={Sources of Differences in On-Orbital Total Solar Irradiance Measurements and Description of a Proposed Laboratory Intercomparison.},
  author={James J. Butler and B. Carol Johnson and Joseph P. Rice and Eric L. Shirley and Robert A. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={187-203}
}
There is a 5 W/m(2) (about 0.35 %) difference between current on-orbit Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) measurements. On 18-20 July 2005, a workshop was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland that focused on understanding possible reasons for this difference, through an examination of the instrument designs, calibration approaches, and appropriate measurement equations. The instruments studied in that workshop included the Active Cavity… CONTINUE READING