Radiometric characterization of the UK Met. Office Microwave Airborne Radiometer Scanning System (MARSS)

Andrew McGrath, Tim J. Hewison

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2736-2738
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 Internaitonal Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: 24 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

Conference

Conference2000 Internaitonal Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA
Period24/07/0028/07/00

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