Balloons that measured Earth-reflected radiation
The HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science (HySICS) Instrument Incubator Project consisted of two scientific balloon launches carrying a spectrometer capable of measuring outgoing Earth-reflected radiation with unprecedented accuracy relative to the incident sunlight. Carried in a LASP-built gondola, the two experiments flew successfully on high altitude balloons along with NASA Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Arc Second Pointers in September 2013 and August 2014.
Research, Instruments, Data, Lead Institute
Climate, Earth's Atmosphere, Radiation Budget, Solar Irradiance, Solar Physics
Launched: September 29, 2013 and August 18, 2014
Lead Institution: LASP
Lead Funding Agency: NASA Earth Science Technology Office