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CLAMS CV-580 Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR)

CLAMS_CV580_CAR data were collected during the Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites (CLAMS) experiment.The Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR) instrument is an airborne multi-wavelength scanning radiometer, designed to operate from a mounted position aboard various aircraft, including the nose cone of the University of Washington's Convair CV-580. Developed by Dr. Michael King at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the CAR instrument measures radiance for 190 degrees, and total view at 1 degree field of view resolution. Instrument functions include: * acquiring imagery of Earth surface and Cloud features* single scattering albedo determination of clouds* angular distribution measuring of scattered radiation* bidirectional reflectance measuring of various surface types

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