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Earth Observing System precursor data sets
Author(s): Grant R. Mah; Jeff C. Eidenshink; K. W. Sheffield; Jeffrey S. Myers
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Paper Abstract

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) is archiving and processing precursor data from airborne and spaceborne instruments such as the thermal infrared multispectral scanner (TIMS), the NS-001 and thematic mapper simulators (TMS), and the advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR). The instrument data are being used to construct data sets that simulate the spectral and spatial characteristics of the advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) and the moderate resolution imaging spectrometer (MODIS) flight instruments scheduled to be flown on the EOS-AM spacecraft. Ames Research Center has developed and is flying a MODIS airborne simulator (MAS), which provides coverage in both MODIS and ASTER bands. A simulation of an ASTER data set over Death Valley, California has been constructed using a combination of TMS and TIMS data, along with existing digital elevation models that were used to develop the topographic information. MODIS data sets are being simulated by using MAS for full-band site coverage at high resolution and AVHRR for global coverage at 1 km resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1939, Sensor Systems for the Early Earth Observing System Platforms, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152852
Show Author Affiliations
Grant R. Mah, Hughes STX Corp. (United States)
Jeff C. Eidenshink, Hughes STX Corp. (United States)
K. W. Sheffield, Hughes STX Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey S. Myers, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1939:
Sensor Systems for the Early Earth Observing System Platforms
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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