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Glory Instrument Flyover

Glory will help researchers better understand the direct and indirect effects of atmospheric aerosols and of the Sun on Earth's climate. This animation reveals Glory's trio of remote-sensing instruments:

Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS) will provide new capabilities in the characterization of aerosol particle microphysical properties through the collection of multiangle and multispectral radiance and polarization measurements.

Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) is an electrical substitution radiometer (ESR) that records measurements of total solar irradiance (TSI) with extreme accuracy and precision.

Cloud Camera data will provide cross track coverage over a broader swath of aerosol load than the APS.

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Ryan Zuber (UMBC): Lead Animator
Maria Frostic (UMBC): Producer
Michael Mishchenko (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
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Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-047 -- Glory Resource Reel

NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Glory
SVS >> Climate Change
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Irradiance
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Radiation >> Solar Irradiance
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Instrument
SVS >> Global Warming
SVS >> Climate

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version