ISFRN: Next Generation Radiometer Discussion

8 October 2020 Published by

Next Generation Radiometer Discussion

 

Following on from the ISFRN Workshop, a telecon will take place for those interested in having an input into the case study for a next generation in-situ shipborne radiometer. The discussion will be led by Tim Nightingale and will take place on the most popular date within the next 3 weeks – meeting invites will be sent out once the date and time is set.

Poll: https://doodle.com/poll/mph5pwyq6335euiq  – please respond by next Tuesday, 13th October.

Below is a list of what the team believes to be the key metrics for shipborne radiometry data for the SST data user community, and any feedback, discussion or comments on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • WAVELENGHT
    o    Would the CO2 band be of use?  Other bands?  Further spectral information?
  • SPATIAL RESOLUTION
    o    Is ‘some metres’ appropriate?
  • ACCURACY
    o    Aiming for 0.1 K – is this sufficient?
  • TRACEABILITY
    o    Assumed important!
  • COVERAGE AND REPEATABILITY
    o    What data would be most useful?
  • STABILITY
    o    Aiming for 50mK/decade (taken from Ohring 2005)
  • TIMELINESS
    o    Is daily sufficient (with caveat that final checked data will be available only after the end of a cruise)?
  • TEMPERATURE/ENVIRONMENTAL RANGE/LATITUDE
    o    Is ice surface temperature data of use?
  • IMAGING CAPABILITIES
    o    Would this be of use?
  • TEMPORAL RESOLUTION
    o    Is the order of minutes sufficient?

 

Ruth Wilson

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