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Mission concept and technology for spectroscopic observations of the coastal oceans from geosynchronous orbit
Author(s): Carl F. Bruce; A. Bingham; M. E. Carr; P. DiGiacomo; Robert O. Green
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Paper Abstract

Space-based, multispectral, ocean color measurements of the earth's oceans have significantly added to our understanding of the oceans over the past 25 years. All of these past and current space based sensors have operated in low earth orbit with moderate temporal resolution. We describe a mission concept for improved temporal and spectroscopic measurement of the ocean from geosynchronous orbit. This orbit requires that specific, available technologies be integrated into the instrument and spacecraft. For an instrument and spacecraft configured with these technologies this vantage point offers a unique opportunity when viewing dynamic, low reflectance components of the deep-ocean and coastal areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5655, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II, (20 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579289
Show Author Affiliations
Carl F. Bruce, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. Bingham, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
M. E. Carr, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
P. DiGiacomo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Robert O. Green, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5655:
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications II
Allen M. Larar; Makoto Suzuki; Qingxi Tong, Editor(s)

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