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On the sciences obtained from ADEOS-II mission
Author(s): Takashi Y. Nakajima; Akimasa Sumi; Keiji Imaoka; Nobuyuki Kikuchi
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Paper Abstract

The scientific results, present status, and future plan of the ADEOS-II mission, especially for AMSR and GLI sensor, are presented in the paper. Five specific sensors aboard the ADEOS-II satellite were designed for making overall observation of land, atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere from the sun-synchronous polar orbit. The AMSR and GLI are two of the primary sensors aboard the ADEOS-II satellite. The AMSR, a microwave scanner, retrieved the physical parameters related to global water cycle such as total precipitable water, cloud liquid water, precipitations and soil moisture. One the other hand, the GLI, a near ultraviolet to infrared imager, had captured many environmental events such as volcano eruptions, forest fires, and dust events with moderate spatial resolution of 250 m or 1 km. It also observed ocean colors, sea surface temperature, vegetation indices, aerosol and cloud properties, and precipitable water over land area. The ADEOS-II science activities continue in future. The primary objective of the next phase is the data utilization toward the future satellite missions, and the synergy of satellite data and climate models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5978, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IX, 597802 (20 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633138
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Y. Nakajima, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Akimasa Sumi, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Keiji Imaoka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5978:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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