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Persh et al. 2010

Persh, S., Y.J. Shaham, O. Benami, B. Cairns, M.I. Mishchenko, J.D. Hein, and B.A. Fafaul, 2010: Ground performance measurements of the Glory Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor. In Earth Observing Systems XV, 1 Aug. 1, 2010, San Diego, Cal., Proc. SPIE, vol. 7807, pp. 780703, doi:10.1117/12.862029.

The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS) is the primary Earth observing instrument of the Glory Mission. It is expected to launch into space in the 4th quarter of 2010. This paper summarizes results from the APS ground-testing, completed in 2009. Ground testing established that the instrument meets or exceeds performance requirements: SNR, dynamic range, radiometric accuracy, polarimetric accuracy, response vs. scan angle, boresight co-alignment, and calibration sources accuracy. The APS demonstrated excellent performance stability during sensor and spacecraft level testing over a wide range of environmental conditions. The APS will be a significant improvement over existing sensors that measure aerosols from space. It will provide the scientific community with new information about the distribution and properties of aerosols around the globe. Scientists will use APS data to estimate the radiative forcing imposed on the Earth by aerosols, to assess the effects of aerosols on the Earth's climate.

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@inproceedings{pe04500c,
  author={Persh, S. and Shaham, Y. J. and Benami, O. and Cairns, B. and Mishchenko, M. I. and Hein, J. D. and Fafaul, B. A.},
  title={Ground performance measurements of the Glory Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor},
  booktitle={Earth Observing Systems XV, 1 Aug. 1, 2010, San Diego, Cal.},
  year={2010},
  volume={7807},
  pages={780703},
  series={Proc. SPIE},
  doi={10.1117/12.862029},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - CPAPER
ID  - pe04500c
AU  - Persh, S.
AU  - Shaham, Y. J.
AU  - Benami, O.
AU  - Cairns, B.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Hein, J. D.
AU  - Fafaul, B. A.
PY  - 2010
TI  - Ground performance measurements of the Glory Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor
BT  - Earth Observing Systems XV, 1 Aug. 1, 2010, San Diego, Cal.
T3  - Proc. SPIE
VL  - 7807
SP  - 780703
DO  - 10.1117/12.862029
ER  -

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