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Steven W. Brown (Fed)

Brown's interests lie in the development of advanced radiometric artifacts and new approaches to radiometric sensor calibrations to improve the performance of instruments used in climate research; absolute stellar, lunar and solar radiometry; and medical imaging.


Department of Commerce (Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals)
NIST (Bronze Medal)
NASA Goddard (Group Achievement Award)
National Geospatial Agency (Group Citation)
Naval Research Laboratory (Alan Berman Research Publication Award)

Research Projects

Development of standards and technologies to improve the characterization and calibration of remote sensing sensors

NIST Stars

Airborne Lunar Spectral Irradiance (air-LUSI)


Characterization and Absolute Calibration of an AERONET-OC Radiometer

B. Carol Johnson, Giuseppe Zibordi, Steven W. Brown, Michael Feinholz, Mikhail Sorokin, Ilya Slutsker, John T. Woodward IV, Howard Yoon
The Ocean Color component of the global Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET-OC) utilizes CE-318 sun photometers modified for above-water radiometry from fixed
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021