Accession Number:

ADA003662

Title:

Absolute Infrared Radiance Measurements of Venus and Jupiter.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Report Date:

1974-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Balloon-borne measurements of brightness temperatures were made for Venus and Jupiter and are in general agreement with ground-based observations. In all these results, however, there remains a greater variation than can be explained by computed error margins. It is concluded that the absolute brightness temperatures reported here constitute a base from which the constancy of the radiation from Venus and Jupiter can be investigated to determine the usefulness of these planets as infrared calibration sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE