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Eight years of AIRS
Author(s): Sung-Yung Lee; Thomas Pagano; Moustafa Chahine; Eric Fetzer
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the EOS Aqua Spacecraft was launched in May of 2002. The AIRS Sounding Suit, AIRS along with AMSU-A and HSB, were designed to measure the atmospheric temperature and water vapor profiles, the surface and the cloud parameters for climate research and for improvement in weather forecast. Over the last 8+ years AIRS has been operating extremely stable, far surpassing original design life of 4 - 5 years. Many exciting research papers on climate have been published with AIRS data. The AIRS data are assimilated by most NWP centers and have shown considerable improvement in forecast skill. We will describe the current status of the instruments as well as the new activity on the data processing software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7857, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications III, 785702 (13 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868474
Show Author Affiliations
Sung-Yung Lee, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thomas Pagano, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Moustafa Chahine, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eric Fetzer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7857:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications III
Allen M. Larar; Hyo-Sang Chung; Makoto Suzuki, Editor(s)

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