CEOS Instrument: IR Correlation Radiometer (GeoCape)




Instrument:IR Correlation Radiometer (GeoCape)
Agency: NASA
Mission: GEO-CAPE
Status:Proposed
Type:Narrow-band channel IR radiometer
Description:the near-IR and thermal-IR data will describe vertical CO, an excellent tracer of long-range transport of pollution. Identifying large scale vegetation burning events. Characterizing the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere.
Spatial Resolution: 7 km horizontal spatial resolution, 2-3 layers in vertical resolution; < 0.2 um spectral resolution.
Swath Width: 2-d image of continental domain (north or south America).
Wavebands: 2.3, 4.6 ?m
Technology: Narrow-band channel IR radiometer
Description: Radiometer operating in MWIR and TIR with many channels of bandwidth around 1 % in absorption bands of CO2 and H2O to retrieve temperature and humidity profiles in cloud-free or partially cloudy areas. Cross-nadir scanning for vertical profiling. A few tens of channels. Spatial resolution typically 10-20 km horizontal, ~ 2 km vertical (referred to the retrieved profile). Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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