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AIRS/AMSU/HSB on EOS Aqua: first-year post-launch assessment
Author(s): Thomas S. Pagano; Moustafa T. Chahine; Hartmut H. Aumann; Denis A. Elliott; Evan M. Manning; Vincent J. Realmuto; Charles K. Thompson; Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen; Sung-Yung Lee; Steve E. Broberg; Edward T. Olsen; Eric J. Fetzer; Larrabee L. Strow
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU), and Humidity Sounder from Brazil (HSB) are three instruments onboard the Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua Spacecraft. Together, they form the Aqua Infrared and Microwave Sounding Suite (AIMSS). This paper discusses the science objectives and the status of the instruments and their data products one year after launch. All instruments went through a successful activation and calibration and have produced exceptional, calibrated, Level 1B data products. The Level 1B Product Generation Executables (PGEs) have been given to NOAA and the GSFC DAAC for production and distribution of data products. After nine months of operations, the HSB instrument experienced an electrical failure of the scanner. Despite the loss of HSB, early validation results have shown the AIRS and AMSU are producing very good temperature profiles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5151, Earth Observing Systems VIII, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504915
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas S. Pagano, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Moustafa T. Chahine, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hartmut H. Aumann, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Denis A. Elliott, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Evan M. Manning, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Vincent J. Realmuto, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Charles K. Thompson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sung-Yung Lee, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steve E. Broberg, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Edward T. Olsen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eric J. Fetzer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Larrabee L. Strow, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)

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

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