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In-Band Solar Energy Comparisons. Channel filter function, normalized filtered solar response plots for channels 1, 2 and 3a. Clicking on Thuillier (CEOS) and Kurucz (MODTRAN) integrated solar amounts shows channel filter functions. Neckel and Labs data is taken from the AVHRR POD-Guide and the AVHRR KLM-Guide

For a plot of solar irradiance spectrums used, click here
For references on solar irradiance spectrums used,click here

For AVHRR channel 1 in-band solar energy comparisons, click here
For AVHRR channel 2 in-band solar energy comparisons, click here
For AVHRR channel 3a in-band solar energy comparisons, click here


AVHRR CHANNEL 1

AVHRR CHANNEL 2

AVHRR CHANNEL 3a

References for solar irradiance spectrums used
Neckel and Labs
Source: NOAA/STAR
  • Neckel, H., and D. Labs, 1984: The solar radiation between 3300 and 12500 Angstroms. Solar Phys., 90, 205-258.

  • subsampled by
  • Rossow, W. B., E. Kinsella, A. Wolf, and L. Gardner, 1985: Description of reduced resolution radiance data. WCRP/ISCCP, WMO/TD No. 58, 132 pp.

  • Kurucz
    Source: CIMSS
  • Kurucz, R.L., (1995), "The solar irradiance by computation". Proc 17th Annual Conference Transmission Models, Phillips Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, PL-TR-95-2060. G.P. Anderson, et al. Eds. PP 333-334

  • Kurucz, R.L., 1997 The Solar Irradiance by Computation. Website: http://kurucz.harvard.edu/papers/IRRADIANCE/

  • Thuillier
    Source: CEOS (Excel File)
  • G. Thuillier; M. Hersť; D. Labs; T. Foujols; W. Peetermans; D.Gillotay; P.C. Simon; H. Mandel Solar Physics 214(1): 1-22 (2003)




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