Instrument: ERBE (NOAA)
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
Measurement of reflected and emitted terrestrial radiation
8-channel radiometer, 5 channels non-scanning, 3 scanning. Of the non-scanning, one is for solar irradiance (0.2-50 μm), two for earth radiation in SW (0.2-5.0 μm) over wide-FOV and medium-FOV respectively, two for total earth radiation (0.2-50 μm) over wide-FOV and medium-FOV respectively. The three scanning channels cover the ranges 0.2-5.0 μm, 0.2-50 μm and 5.0-50 μm respectively
Simplified from the ERB previously flown on Nimbus-6 and Nimbus-7. Implementing the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment in cooperation with ERBS
Solar irradiance channel: sun pointing. Non-scanning earth-viewing channels (4): wide-FOV 3000 km, medium-FOV 150 km. Scanning earth-viewing channels (3): cross-track, swath 3000 km
Scanning channels: 50 km s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle
Global, twice/day (long-wave) or once/day (short-wave)
Flown on operational programme
1985 to 1998-02-13
Satellites this instrument is flying on
Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a
green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates
Earth observation instrument Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer Broadband Earth radiation radiometer
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Primary mission objectives Downward short-wave irradiance at TOA Upward long-wave irradiance at TOA Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA Show all Show fewer
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