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TES Level 1 algorithms : interferogram processing, geolocation, radiometric, and spectral calibration

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dc.contributor.author Worden, Helen
dc.contributor.author Beer, Reinhard
dc.contributor.author Bowman, Kevin W.
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Luo, Mingzhao
dc.contributor.author Rider, David
dc.contributor.author Sarkissian, Edwin
dc.contributor.author Tremblay, Denis
dc.contributor.author Zong, Jia
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-02T22:17:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-02T22:17:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-05
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2006 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0715
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40301
dc.description.abstract Abstract—The Tropospheric Emission Spectromter (TES) on the Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura satellite measures the infrared radiance emitted by the Earth’s surface and atmosphere using Fourier transform spectrometry. The measured interferograms are converted into geolocated, calibrated radiance spectra by the L1 (Level 1) processing, and are the inputs to L2 (Level 2) retrievals of atmospheric parameters, such as vertical profiles of trace gas abundance. We describe the algorithmic components of TES Level 1 processing, giving examples of the intermediate results and diagnostics that are necessary for creating TES L1 products. An assessment of noise-equivalent spectral radiance levels and current systematic errors is provided. As an initial validation of our spectral radiances, TES data are compared to the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) (on EOS Aqua), after accounting for spectral resolution differences by applying the AIRS spectral response function to the TES spectra. For the TES L1 nadir data products currently available, the agreement with AIRS is 1 K or better. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1042123 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher IEEE en
dc.subject Aura en
dc.subject Earth Observing System (EOS) en
dc.subject Fourier Transform Spectrometry (FTS) en
dc.subject infrared remote sensing en
dc.subject radiometric calibration, en
dc.subject Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) en
dc.title TES Level 1 algorithms : interferogram processing, geolocation, radiometric, and spectral calibration en
dc.type Article en


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