Limb Radiance Inversion Radiometer
Chemistry of the upper atmosphere. Tracked species: H2O and O3
4-channel radiometer, with center wavelengths 9.6, 15.2, 15.5 and 25 µm. Channel bandwidths about 5 cm-1
Prototype of limb-sounding IR radiometers
Limb sounding, mechanically driven in the altitude range 10-70 km
Vertical: 2-4 km; horizontal: 300 km along-view
Coverage / Cycle
Global in 3 days for cells of 300 km side
Flown on an R&D satellite
1975 to 1983-03-29
Satellites this instrument is flying on
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Earth observation instrument Limb sounders Limb sounder
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
No mission objectives have been defined.
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