A brief explanation of the topic of emissivity, that gets into the concept of spectral emissivity… a little. It deals with the total emissivity used in radiant heat transfer, but the basic concepts apply at any wavelength.
Visit http://www.fuji-piezo.com/emissivi.htm online to read their explanation.
Sample Entries of the 38 records online at the University of Wisconsin Library:
1. Seemann, Suzanne W.; Borbas, Eva E.; Knuteson, Robert O.; Stephenson, Gordon R. and Huang, Hung-Lung. Development of a global infrared land surface emissivity database for application to clear sky sounding retrievals from multispectral satellite radiance measurements. Reprint # Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Volume 47, Issue 1, 2008, pp.108-123. Call Number: Reprint # 5663
2. Tobin, David C.; Antonelli, Paolo; Revercomb, Henry E.; Dutcher, Steven; Turner, David D.; Taylor, Joe K.; Knuteson, Robert O. and Vinson, Kenneth. Hyperspectral data noise characterization using principle component analysis: Application to the atmospheric infrared sounder. Reprint # Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Volume 1, 2007, Doi:10.1117/1.2757707. Call Number: Reprint # 5392…
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The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) UCSB Emissivity Library is a collection of Emissivity measurements of natural and man made materials that may be used as a source of spectral emissivities at the component level in the TIR BRDF models to calculate the scene emissivities in the split-window channels to be used in the LST algorithms.
This data set was collected by Dr. Zhengming Wan’s Group at ICESS (Institute for Computational Earth System Science) located on the campus of UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara).
By Andrew R. Korb, Peter Dybwad, Winthrop Wadsworth, and John W. Salisbury
A hand-held, battery-powered Fourier transform infrared spectroradiometer weighing 12.5 kg has been developed for the field measurement of spectral radiance from the Earth’s surface and atmosphere in the 3–5-µm and 8–14-µm atmospheric windows, with a 6-cm21 spectral resolution. Other versions of this instrument measure spectral radiance between 0.4 and 20 µm, using different optical materials and detectors, with maximum spectral resolutions of 1 cm21. The instrument tested here has a measured noise-equivalent delta T of 0.01 °C, and it measures surface emissivities, in the ?eld, with an accuracy of 0.02 or better in the 8–14-µm window 1depending on atmospheric conditions2, and within 0.04 in accessible regions of the 3–5-µm window. The unique, patented design of the interferometer has permitted operation in weather ranging from 0 to 45 °C and 0 to 100% relative humidity, and in vibration-intensive environments such as moving helicopters. The instrument has made field measurements of radiance and emissivity for 3 yr without loss of optical alignment. We describe the design of the instrument and discuss methods used to calibrate spectral radiance and calculate spectral emissivity from radiance measurements. Examples of emissivity spectra are shown for both the 3–5-µm and 8–14-µm atmospheric windows.
Key words: Fourier transform infrared spectroradiometer, portable spectrometer, infrared radiance
measurement, radiometric calibration, spectral emissivity calculation.
Reference: Korb, A.R., P. Dybwad, W. Wadsworth, and J.W. Salisbury, 1996, Portable Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer for Field Measurements of Radiance and Emissivity, Applied Optics, v.35, p.1679-1692. http://www.dpinstruments.com/papers/applied_optics_update.pdf
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