Accession Number : AD0749622

Title :   Actinometric Equipment of Soviet Meteorological Satellites,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Beskin,V. A. ; Gaevskii,V. L. ; Zenkov,V. V. ; Krasilshchikov,L. B. ; Khlopov,B. V.

Report Date : 11 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The article describes some of the actinometric equipment used on Soviet meteorological satellites to measure (1) the outgoing emittance of Earth and atmosphere, and (2) the effective radiation temperature of the terrestrial surface and clouds. Two actinometric instrument types make up a standard equipment package: (1) a narrow-angle lucimeter, (2) a wide-angle flux-density meter. The instruments are described and the more important technical specifications are cited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS), (*THERMAL RADIATION, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), UPPER ATMOSPHERE, MICROWAVES, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE