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The evolution of the performance of the AVHRR, HIRS and AMSU-A instruments on-board Metop-A after one year in-orbit
Author(s): Abelardo Pérez Albiñana; Douglas Battles; Robert W. Lambeck; Roberto M. Alemán; Conrad Jackson
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that the varying geometrical relationship between the Sun and the Earth within a year as well as the in-orbit ageing, affect in to some degree the performance of the instruments on-board the Earth orbiting satellites. Following the successful launch and commissioning of the Metop-A satellite, the in-orbit performance of the AVHRR, HIRS and AMSU-A instruments have been continuously monitored. The data acquired since the launch of the satellite has been analysed in order to detect any potential ageing or seasonal effects that might affect instrument performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7082, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVI, 708211 (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794586
Show Author Affiliations
Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, EUMETSAT (Germany)
Douglas Battles, Perot Systems Government Services (United States)
Robert W. Lambeck, Perot Systems Government Services (United States)
Roberto M. Alemán, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Conrad Jackson, NOAA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7082:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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