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Handling FODIS/ILS data


The NERC ARSF CASI System also incorporates an Incident Light Sensor (ILS) measuring downwelling radiation at the aircraft; this is Lumogen coated for enhancement of the blue response below 450 nm.


The Eagle instrument also incorporates a downwelling radiation sensor, similar to the CASI ILS, called the Fiber-Optic Downwelling Irradiance Sensor (FODIS).


Details on processing the ILS/FODIS data are in the azgcorr manual (to a limited extent - we'll improve this as soon as we get the manual text..). Basically it's an extra data vector in the HDF files, called CAils, with one pixel of upwards-looking data per downwards-looking scanline.

The vector should be present in all CASI and Eagle HDFs, but will be garbage in any flight where the sensor wasn't connected (fibre optic cable from the CCD to the roof-mounted collector) and in any Eagle HDFs preceeding mid 2008 as the cable wasn't connected (may be present in some Ethiopia flights) and the processing wasn't working (fixed as of June/08, backprocessing available on request).

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