Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS)


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The Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) is a scanning interferometer which measures emitted thermal radiation at high spectral resolution between 3.3 and 18 microns The measured emitted radiance is used to obtain temperature and water vapor profiles of the Earth's atmosphere in clear-sky conditions. S-HIS produces sounding data with 2 kilometer resolution (at nadir) across a 40 kilometer ground swath from a nominal altitude of 20 kilometers onboard a NASA ER-2 or Global Hawk.

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Recent Missions: 
AEROMMA (DC-8 - AFRC); FIREX-AQ (ER-2 - AFRC); HS3 (Global Hawk - AFRC); TC4 (ER-2 - AFRC); CR-AVE (WB-57 - JSC); AVE Houston 2 (WB-57 - JSC)
Complete mission list:
Point(s) of Contact: 
Hank Revercomb (Co-I), Joe Taylor (POC; PI)