EGU21-5980, updated on 04 Mar 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Preliminary results of relative radiometer to measure the Earth’s outgoing radiation on FY-3F satellite

Duo Wu1,2,3, Ping Zhu2, Wei Fang1, Xin Ye1, Kai Wang1, Ruidong Jia1, Zhiwei Xia1, Dongjun Yang1, and Cong Zhao3
Duo Wu et al.
  • 1Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Space Optics Department 1, China (
  • 2Royal Observatory of Belgium, B1180, Brussels, Belgium
  • 3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049,China

A space based relative radiometer has been developed and applied to the PICARD mission. It has successfully measured 37 months solar radiation, terrestrial outgoing radiation, and a comparable interannual variation in Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) is inferred from those measurements [1]. However, since the BOS (Bolometric Oscillation Sensor [2]) relative radiometer is originally designed to measure the solar irradiance with 10 seconds high cadence comparing to the absolute radiometer. The high dynamic range of BOS limits its performance to track the Earth’s outgoing radiation in terms of instantaneous field-of-view (iFOV) and the absolute radiation level. Two relative radiometers (RR) will be developed for JTSIM/FY-3F. One is the solar channel relative radiometer aimed to measure the solar irradiance side by side with the cavity solar irradiance absolute radiometer (SIAR). The second RR is acting as a non-scanner instrument to measure the Earth’s outgoing radiation. Comparing to the design of PICRD-BOS. Each RR has included an aperture, for the solar channel it limits its Unobstructed Field of View (UFOV) to about 1.5 degree and for the Earth channel to about 110 degrees, respectively. We also test the possibility to use the Carbon Nanotube coating on the main detector. In this presentation, the design of the earth channel relative radiometer (ERR) will be introduced, including the aperture design, dynamic range and the active temperature control system. The preliminary laboratory test result of the ERR will be discussed in the end.

[1] P. Zhu, M. Wild, M. van Ruymbeke, G. Thuillier, M. Meftah, and Ö. Karatekin. Interannual variation of global net radiation flux as measured from space. J. Geophys. Res. doi:10.1002/2015JD024112, 121:6877–6891, 2016.

[2] P. Zhu, M.van Ruymbeke, Ö. Karatekin, J.-P.Noël, G. Thuillier, S. Dewitte, A. Chevalier, C. Conscience, E. Janssen, M. Meftah, and A. Irbah. A high dynamic radiation measurement instrument: the bolometric oscillation sensor (bos). Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4,89-98,:doi:10.5194/gi–4–89–2015, 2015.

Acknowledgement: this work is partly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China No. 41974207 and CSC Scholarship No.202004910181


How to cite: Wu, D., Zhu, P., Fang, W., Ye, X., Wang, K., Jia, R., Xia, Z., Yang, D., and Zhao, C.: Preliminary results of relative radiometer to measure the Earth’s outgoing radiation on FY-3F satellite, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-5980,, 2021.

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