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Instrument: ERB : Earth Radiation Budget
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The objective of the Nimbus 7 Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) experiment,
a follow-on to the Nimbus 6 ERB, was to determine the Earth radiation
budget on both synoptic and planetary scales by simultaneous
measurements of incoming solar radiation and outgoing earth-reflected
(shortwave) and emitted (longwave) radiation. Both (1) fixed
wide-angle sampling of terrestrial fluxes at the satellite altitude
and (2) scanned narrow-angle sampling of the angular radiance
components, were used to determine outgoing radiation (reflected and
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