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(abstract) The 1994 TIMS Airborne Calibration Experiment: Castaic Lake, California

Show simple item record Realmuto, Vincent J. en_US Hook, Simon J. en_US van den Bosch, Jeannette en_US 2004-10-05T06:48:14Z 2004-10-05T06:48:14Z 1995-01-27 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pasadena, CA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-1643 en_US
dc.description.abstract This summary describes the 9 March 1994 TIMS airborne calibration experiment conducted at Castaic Lake, California. TIMS was flown on the NASA/ARC C-130 with the new retractable air fence installed in the TIMS instrument bay. The purpose of this experiment was to determine is the fence would reduce the air turbulence in the TIMS instrument bay, thereby reducing the errors in calibration caused by wind-blast cooling of the blackbody reference sources internal to TIMS. Previous experiments have indicated that the wind blast effect could cause TIMS to over-estimate surface temperatures by more than 10°C. A suite of twelve flight was designed to subject the TIMS/air fence system to different wind conditions and air temperatures. The TIMS flights were supported by a ground-truth team, who measured lake surface temperatures from a boat, and a atmosphere characterization team, who launched an airsonde and measured solar irradiance with a Reagan Sun Photometer. en_US
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dc.subject.other TIMS Castaic Lake wind fence surface temperatures calibration thermal infrared en_US
dc.title (abstract) The 1994 TIMS Airborne Calibration Experiment: Castaic Lake, California en_US

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