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Development, characterization, and performance of the EOS MODIS sensors
Author(s): William L. Barnes; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Bruce W. Guenther; Vince Salomonson
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Paper Abstract

The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is the keystone instrument for the NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS). Currently two nearly identical MODIS instruments are operating on-board the EOS Terra spacecraft (launched in December 1999) and the EOS Aqua spacecraft (launched in May 2002), providing global coverage of the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere with both morning and afternoon observations. This paper reviews the EOS MODIS development history, its design concepts, system implementation and calibration, current status and the follow-on Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) under development for the National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5151, Earth Observing Systems VIII, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504818
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William L. Barnes, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bruce W. Guenther, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Vince Salomonson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5151:
Earth Observing Systems VIII
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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