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The evolution of the performance of the AVHRR, HIRS and AMSU-A instruments on board MetOp-A after over five years in orbit
Author(s): Douglas Battles; Robert Lambeck; Abelardo Pérez-Albiñana; Xiangqian Wu; Changyong Cao; Helmut Bauch; Francois Montagner
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that the varying geometrical relationships between the Sun and the Earth throughout the year affect to some degree the performance of the instruments onboard Earth orbiting satellites. Following the commissioning of MetOp-A, EUMETSAT and NOAA have continued monitoring the long term trends in in-orbit performance of AVHRR, HIRS and AMSU-A. The data acquired since the launch of the satellite has allowed studying how the yearly seasonal variations, as well as aging, have affected the instrument performance. This paper presents the evolution of the performance of the AVHRR, HIRS and AMSU-A for more than five years since the launch of the MetOp-A satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8511, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX, 85110P (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929133
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas Battles, HE Space Operations, Inc. (United States)
Robert Lambeck, MEI Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Abelardo Pérez-Albiñana, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Xiangqian Wu, NOAA-NESDIS (United States)
Changyong Cao, NOAA-NESDIS (United States)
Helmut Bauch, VEGA Space GmbH (Germany)
Francois Montagner, EUMETSAT (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8511:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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