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Commercial solution for ocean color: SeaWiFS-2 rideshare with GeoEye-2
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Paper Abstract

Existing Ocean Color sensors are near or beyond the end of their mission lives and there will likely be a gap in climate quality Environmental Data Records (EDRs) until planned missions are launched. GeoEye's OrbView2 satellite with the SeaWiFS sensor has provided a 10+ year climatology of global chlorophyll and other EDRs important for climate change and global warming studies. Upcoming sensors will not provide sufficient accuracy to provide continuity for the EDR time series and global monitoring. A 'stop-gap' mission is required and we propose using the existing spare SeaWIFS sensor and a launch share with the future GeoEye-2 satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7087, Remote Sensing System Engineering, 70870Q (25 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800772
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M. Gregory Hammann, GeoEye, Inc. (United States)
Jeffery J. Puschell, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
Carl Schueler, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7087:
Remote Sensing System Engineering
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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