RADIATION FROM PLANET EARTH
ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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Information is given on the part played by the sun, earths surface, and atmosphere in the heat balance of our planet. Following a general survey of solar and terrestrial radiation, including the emissivity and reflectivity of various terrestrial features clouds, land masses, oceans, an estimate is made of the planetary radiation received by a satellite radiometer in five spectral channels covering the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectral regions. The wavelengths and purpose for selecting each of the channels is given. The signal-to-noise ratios associated with the received radiation in each channel using bolometers such as those in TIROS II and III, are included.