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Title: Atmospheric radiation measurement unmanned aerospace vehicle (ARM-UAV) program

ARM-UAV is part of the multi-agency U.S. Global Change Research Program and is addressing the largest source of uncertainty in predicting climatic response: the interaction of clouds and the sun`s energy in the Earth`s atmosphere. An important aspect of the program is the use of unmanned aerospace vehicles (UAVs) as the primary airborne platform. The ARM-UAV Program has completed two major flight series: The first series conducted in April, 1994, using an existing UAV (the General Atomics Gnat 750) consisted of eight highly successful flights at the DOE climate site in Oklahoma. The second series conducted in September/October, 1995, using two piloted aircraft (Egrett and Twin Otter), featured simultaneous measurements above and below clouds and in clear sky. Additional flight series are planned to continue study of the cloudy and clear sky energy budget in the Spring and Fall of 1996 over the DOE climate site in Oklahoma. 3 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
390812
Report Number(s):
CONF-960613--
TRN: 96:004291-0003
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. international airborne remote sensing conference and exhibition, San Francisco, CA (United States), 24-27 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the second international airborne remote sensing conference and exhibition: Technology, measurement & analysis. Volume II; PB: 774 p.
Publisher:
Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM), Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; NASA; SPACE VEHICLES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; SOLAR FLUX; RADIOMETRIC ANALYSIS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; SOLAR RADIATION; CLOUDS; INSOLATION; SATELLITES