radiation budget


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radiation budget

[‚rād·ē′ā·shən ‚bəj·ət]
(geophysics)
A quantitative statement of the amounts of radiation entering and leaving a given region of the earth.
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and his colleagues report that instruments aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite detected a 3.
The predecessor to CERES, the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), showed that clouds are the dominant influence on the energy balance of the Earth.
CERES, built by Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems division for NASA s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, measures the reflected sunlight and thermal radiation emitted by the Earth, two components of the Earth's radiation budget.
CERES, built by Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems division for NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, measures the reflected sunlight and thermal radiation emitted by the Earth, two components of the Earth's Radiation Budget (ERB).
A recent satellite study, conducted as part of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment, indicates that clouds in general cool the Earth -- at least for the present (SN: 1/7/89, p.
In June, NASA awarded Exelis a contract to build a Radiation Budget Instrument that will provide more accurate measurements of reflected sunlight and thermal radiation on Earth.
In addition to the space weather instruments, DSCOVR will carry two NASA Earth-observing instruments that gather a range of ozone and aerosol measurements in the atmosphere and changes in the Earth's radiation budget.
6 SCIENCE, a research team reports the first set of major results from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), a project using three Earth-orbiting satellites to obtain direct measurements of radiation entering and leaving the atmosphere.
Observations from CERES are used to determine the Earth's radiation budget or measurements of the incoming energy from the sun and outgoing energy back to space that determines our planet's temperature and climate.
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) said that it has been awarded a contract by NASA worth up to USD208m to build the radiation budget instrument, a satellite payload that will improve scientific understanding of climate change.
TDRS-1 is now relaying data for the Solar Maximum Mission satellite, the Solar Mesosphere Explorer, the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite and Landsats 4 and 5.
Exelis has been awarded a contract by NASA worth up to $208 million to build the Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI), a satellite payload that will improve scientific understanding of climate change.