The Met. Office has operated a microwave airborne radiometer scanning system (MARSS) aboard its C-130 research aircraft. A thorough radiative transfer model was undertaken by the MARSS system using the thermal vacuum test facility at DERA Farnborough. The configuration of the radiometer system is discussed. Thermometric calibration was carried out on the blackbody targets in an atmosphere of dry nitrogen. This helped in resolving the nonlinearity and verification of instruments insensitiveness to pressure.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2000|
|Event||2000 Internaitonal Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA|
Duration: 24 Jul 2000 → 28 Jul 2000
|Conference||2000 Internaitonal Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)|
|City||Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Period||24/07/00 → 28/07/00|