The method where the Moon is used as a standard of calibration of spectrophotometric under-satellite observations is presented. Observations are produced by the satellite (GOMS), which was placed on geostationary orbit in October 1994 for meteorological forecasting and monitoring of the Earth's environment. A calibration is based on measurements made by Saary and Shorthill by means of scanning an illuminated lunar disk in the visible (0.45 microns) and in the infrared (10-12 microns) wavelengths during a lunation.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 1996