Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3147–3161, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3147-2015

Special issue: Atmospheric limb imaging with GLORIA

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3147–3161, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3147-2015

Research article 07 Aug 2015

Research article | 07 Aug 2015

New calibration noise suppression techniques for the GLORIA limb imager

T. Guggenmoser et al.

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The plane-carried Gimballed Limb Observer for Radiance Imaging of the Atmosphere (GLORIA) measures the thermal radiation emitted by gases and particles in the atmosphere, in a height range of about 5-20 km. In between these measurements, GLORIA is pointed at known radiation sources for calibration. Noise in these calibration measurements can lead to artefacts in the final products. In this paper, we present new techniques which exploit GLORIA's imaging capabilities to reduce these noise effects.