Instrument Characterization and Calibration for Climate and Environmental Measurements I

Session ID#: 10362

Session Description:
Earth-observing sensors provide measurements for a wide range of climate and environmental studies. It is critical that these sensors and associated data products remain calibrated in order to achieve synergy among coexisting sensors as well as temporally throughout generations of sensors. This session will promote communication between instrument scientists, metrologists, and data product users to report current state of instrument characterization uncertainties, and how these are propagated to climate and environmental data products. Ultimately, the topics here will better enable the community to advance physically-based retrievals and answer new science questions that use multiple sensors.


We are requesting the following topic areas:

-Results from sensor and data product intercomparisons

-Spatial and temporal scaling studies (ground/airborne/satellite)

-Traceability and uncertainty of data products

-Linking sensor performance to EDR and CDR uncertainties

-test site/validation site development used to calibrate/validate sensors and constellations

Primary Conveners:  Joel McCorkel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Nathan Leisso, NEON, Boulder, CO, United States, Michele Ann Kuester, Digital Globe, Herndon, VA, United States and Jeffrey Czapla-Myers, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Chairs:  Jeffrey Czapla-Myers, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Joel McCorkel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Michele Ann Kuester, DigitalGlobe, Longmont, CO, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0452 Instruments and techniques [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0480 Remote sensing [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1694 Instruments and techniques [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bruce A Wielicki1, Rosemary R Baize1, Martin G Mlynczak2, Kurtis Thome3, Constantine Lukashin1, Henry E Revercomb4, Peter Pilewskie5, Greg Kopp6 and CLARREO Science Team, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Wisconsin, Space Science and Engineering Center, Madison, WI, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Simon J Hook1, Joshua B Fisher2, Glynn C Hulley1, Martha C. Anderson3, Andrew N French4, Christopher Hain5 and Richard G Allen6, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)USDA ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD, United States, (4)USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD, United States, (5)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (6)Univ Idaho, Kimberly, ID, United States
Matthew Montanaro and Aaron David Gerace, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, United States
Andreas Hueni, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Miguel O Roman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Manik Bali, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Lawrence E Flynn, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States
Hugh J Christian Jr, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Nima Pahlevan, Sudipta Sarkar, Robert Edward Wolfe and Bryan A Franz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States