CEOS Instrument: Next Gen APS (ACE)




Instrument:Next Gen APS (ACE)
Agency: NASA
Missions: ACE
 PACE
Status:Proposed
Type:Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer
Description:Polarimeter for measuring aerosol optical properties and aerosol types
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer
Description: Imaging Vis/IR radiometer that addresses parameters observable by exploiting different viewing conditions (e.g., to convert radiances into irradiances), different polarisations (to reconstruct the electric field, i.e. the Stokes vector) and more channels (to collect more spectral signatures). A variety of configurations are possible. Multi-polarisation and multi-directionality are appropriate for short wavelengths. Channels bandwidths 2-5 %, spatial resolution typically 0.5-5 km. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18