Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3325–3336, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3325-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3325–3336, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3325-2016

Research article 27 Jul 2016

Research article | 27 Jul 2016

Comparisons of IASI-A and AATSR measurements of top-of-atmosphere radiance over an extended period

Manik Bali et al.

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For the first time we are able to demonstrate that IASI-A and the AATSR retain their pre-launch characteristics (temperature dependence) in space. This has given tremendous confidence to the calibration community such as the Global Space-based Inter-Calibration system (15 nation consortium) who use IASI-A as an in-orbit reference to monitor their geo-stationary satellites.