The thermal infrared (TIR) band of Thermal and Near-Infrared Sensor for carbon Observations Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) on the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) measures a wide range of scene temperatures using a single detector band with broad spectral coverage. This work describes the vicarious radiometric calibration over a large footprint (10.5 km) and high temperature surface using well-calibrated ground-based and airborne FTS sensors. The vicarious calibration campaign of GOSAT was conducted at Railroad Valley, NV in June 2011. During the campaign, the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) mounted on the high-altitude NASA ER-2 aircraft observed upwelling radiation and the ground-based Surface-Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (S-AERI) observed infrared thermal emission from the atmosphere and the surface at the same location and time as the GOSAT TANSO-FTS. We validated TANSO-FTS TIR radiance with S-HIS radiance using double difference method, which reduces the effect of differences in the observation geometry. In this paper, we estimated the TANSO-FTS Instantaneous Field of View average temperature and emissivity by the coincident S-AERI and S-HIS observed radiance. The double difference between TANSO-FTS and S-HIS result in a difference of 0.5 K at atmospheric window channels (800 ~ 900 cm-1) and CO2 warm brightness temperature channels (700 ~ 750 cm-1), 0.1 K at ozone channels (980 ~ 1080 cm-1), and more than 2 K at CO2 cool brightness temperature channels (650 ~ 700 cm-1). The main reason of remaining errors is attributed to a calibration error in the TANSO-FTS Level 1B product version under evaluation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)