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Net Flux Radiometer (SNFR)

NSSDCA ID: 1978-078G-04

Mission Name: Pioneer Venus Small Probe (Day)
Principal Investigator:Dr. Verner E. Suomi

Description

The objectives were to locate regions of radiative convergence and divergence as a function of altitude and to indicate the height at which solar energy is absorbed by the atmosphere. This experiment used a small net flux radiometer on the Probe targeted to the dayside of Venus to measure the net solar flux in the 0.2- to 4-micrometer region. The two Probes targeted to the nightside of the planet carry net infrared flux sensors covering the 1- to 25 micrometer region. The instrument weighed about 0.4 kg and used 2.2 W of power.

Alternate Names

  • PioneerVenusSmallProbeDay/SNFR
  • SNFR

Facts in Brief

Mass: 0.4 kg
Power (avg): 2.2 W

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Lawrence A. SromovskyOther InvestigatorUniversity of Wisconsin-Madisonsro@calypso.ssec.wisc.edu
Dr. Jacqueline LenobleOther InvestigatorUniversite Lillejacqueline.lenoble@univ.lille1.fr
Mr. G. Edward Danielson, Jr.Other InvestigatorCalifornia Institute of Technologydanielso@mailhost4.jpl.nasa.gov
Dr. Maurice HermanOther InvestigatorUniversite Lillemaurice.herman@univ-lille1.fr
Dr. Alain L. FymatOther InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratoryalain.fymat@med.va.gov
Dr. Verner E. SuomiPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
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