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Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM)
STATUS
Active
AVAILABILITY
SORCE/TIM Jan. 2003 to present Glory/TIM launching 2010 NPOESS/TSIS/TIM launching 2014
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data available at http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/data/tsi_data.htm
Satellite Instruments
Measures total solar irradiance
CONTACT
Greg Kopp
LASP / Univ. of Colorado
1234 Innovation Dr. Boulder, CO 80303
303-492-6412
Greg.Kopp@LASP.Colorado.edu
http://spot.colorado.edu/~koppg/TSI
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-broadband radiometer
Platform Typesolar pointed from LEO
OrbitOther (provide altitude, inclination, cycle)
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternStare
Variables
Altitude605
Inclination40
Repeat Time95
Wavelength10 to 1000000nm
Number of Bands1
Start DateJan 2003
Temporal Coverage6-hourly data available
Swath WidthNA
REFERENCES
Kopp, G. and Lawrence, G., “The Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM): Instrument Design,” Solar Physics, 230, 1, Aug. 2005, pp. 91-109. Kopp, G., Heuerman, K., and Lawrence, G., “The Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM): Instrument Calibration,” Solar Physics, 230, 1, Aug. 2005, pp. 111-127. Kopp, G., Lawrence, G., and Rottman, G., “The Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM): Science Results,” Solar Physics, 230, 1, Aug. 2005, pp. 129-140.
REMARKS
Measures total solar irradiance with 0.035% absolute accuracy <0.001%/yr relative accuracy (stability) 0.0002% noise
UPDATED ON
22 Oct 2009 16:00