Title of Presentation: Enabling Technologies for the CLARREO Mission

Primary (Corresponding) Author: Martin Mlynczak

Organization of Primary Author: Langley Research Center

Co-Authors: David G. Johnson

Abstract: The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission defined in the recent Earth Science Decadal Survey requires observations of Earthís thermal infrared spectrum at very high accuracy and stability, across essentially the entire, energetically-significant portion of the spectrum. The Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) has been supporting the development of measurement technology to achieve these goals, through the Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere (FIRST) and the In-Situ Net Flux within the Atmosphere of the Earth (INFLAME) projects. With the commencement of the new Calibrated Observations of Radiance Spectra from the Atmosphere in the far-Infrared (CORSAIR) IIP project, we will continue the development of the enabling technologies to meet the requirements of the CLARREO mission. In this talk we will review the ongoing projects and discuss the new CORSAIR project in light of their contributions to enabling the CLARREO mission.