Accession Number : ADA183538

Title :   SCRIBE (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Baloon Experiment) Data Survey and Validation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 86-Jan 87,

Corporate Author : OPTIMETRICS INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Gallery,W O ; Longtin,D L ; Tucker,G

PDF Url : ADA183538

Report Date : 16 Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : The Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment (SCRIBE) is a 0.06/cm resolution infrared interferometer spectrometer measuring emission from a stratospheric balloon platform. Three successful operational flights so far have produced a significant body of data. Two different groups, have processed the interferograms from two of these flights into calibrated spectra covering the region from 600/cm to 1200/cm and beyond. This report examines and critically evaluates these spectra in terms of the calibration and the presence of channel spectra of other modulation. The evaluation is based upon model calculations and physical considerations which limit the expected range of the measured radiance. The result is a set of verified spectra which may be further analyzed for scientific information. Significant differences between the measured spectra and FASCODE calculations are reported. Recommendations are made for future flights. Keywords: Atmospheric radiance; Infrared radiation; Stratospheric composition.

Descriptors :   *RADIANCE, *STRATOSPHERE, *CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, *INFRARED SPECTROMETERS, CALIBRATION, CHANNELS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INFRARED RADIATION, MODULATION, PLATFORMS, RADIANCE, SURVEYS, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE