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Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Nadir (MODIS-N): Progress 1988
Author(s): V V Salomonson; W L Barnes; H E Montgomery; H Ostrow
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Paper Abstract

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Nadir (MODIS-N) is one of two MODIS sensors being planned as a facility for the Earth Observing System (Eos). The Eos is scheduled for operation in the late 1990's as a major observing facility to study the Earth as a system. The MODIS-N is a 40-band scanning system designed, principally, to provide observations that would facilitate studies of the interactions between the land and ocean surfaces of the Earth with the atmosphere. At the planned orbital altitude of Eos near 824 kilometers, the swath width of the instrument is presently 1790 kilometers thereby providing nearly complete two-day coverage of the Earth. The spatial resolution of the instrument is 250 and 500 meters for bands designed primarily for land surface processes studies and 1000 meters for bands applied to oceans and atmosphere studies. Thirty-one of the bands are baseline and nine are optional. The inclusion of the optional bands will depend upon the strength of scientific proposals submitted to the Eos Program to make use of the bands for Earth science studies. At present a Request for Proposals (RFP) to perform Phase-B, detailed design studies has been released. Two contractors from private industry will be selected for one-year studies. A single Phase C/D contract will be awarded following the completion of Phase-B studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0924, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (12 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945665
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V V Salomonson, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
W L Barnes, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
H E Montgomery, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
H Ostrow, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0924:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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