CEOS Instrument: Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor

Agency: NASA
Mission: Glory
Status:No longer operational
Type:Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer
Description:Global distribution of natural and anthropogenic aerosols for quantification of the aerosol effect on climate, the anthropogenic component of this effect, and the long-term change of this effect caused by natural and anthropogenic factors
Spatial Resolution: 10 km
Swath Width: 10 km
Wavebands: 9 bands: VIS and SWIR: 0.412 ?m, 0.488 ?m, 0.555 ?m, 0.672 ?m, 0.910 ?m, 0.865 ?m, 1.378 ?m, 1.610 ?m, 2.250 ?m
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