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Current status of the ADEOS-II/GLI Mission
Author(s): Teruyuki Nakajima; Y. Awaya; Motoaki Kishino; T. Ohishi; G. Saitou; Akihiro Uchiyama; Takashi Nakajima; Masakatsu Nakajima; T. Uesugi
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Paper Abstract

The design of the global imager (GLI) on board the ADEOS-II satellite is discussed to realize an efficient radiometer for monitoring the Earth's surface and lower atmosphere. The GLI has 36 channels allocated over a wide spectral range between 0.38 micrometers and 12 micrometers for retrieving various geophysical parameters important for climate systems studies, such as cloud and aerosol microphysical parameters, ocean color pigments, vegetation indices, snow/ice microphysical parameters, and so on. Land surface and cloud detections are further enhanced by its six 250 m channels spectrally similar to LANDSAT/TM channels. The science issues relevant for the GLI mission are also briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2957, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II, (27 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265431
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Teruyuki Nakajima, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Y. Awaya, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (Japan)
Motoaki Kishino, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
T. Ohishi, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
G. Saitou, National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences (Japan)
Akihiro Uchiyama, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)
Takashi Nakajima, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Masakatsu Nakajima, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
T. Uesugi, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2957:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Guido Calamai; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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