CEOS Instrument: BroadBand Radiometer (EarthCARE)




Instrument:BBR (EarthCARE)
Agency: ESA
Mission: EarthCARE
Status:Approved
Type:Broad-band radiometer
Description:Top of the atmosphere radiances and radiative flux
Spatial Resolution: 10 x 10 km ground pixel size for each of the three views
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: Shortwave channel: 0.2 - 4 ?m, Total channel 0.2 - 50 ?m
Technology: Broad-band radiometer
Description: Radiometer with channels that integrate the total radiation emerging from TOA (0.2-100 Ám) and the fraction of reflected solar radiation (0.2-4.0 Ám). Ancillary channels in atmospheric windows may be present. Capability of observing under more viewing directions so as to help converting radiances into irradiances may be present. Resolution in the range of 20-50 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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