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The evolution of the performance of the AVHRR, HIRS, and AMSU-A instruments onboard MetOp-A after over two years in orbit
Author(s): Douglas Battles; Abelardo Pérez Albiñana; Robert W. Lambeck; Francois Montagner; Helmut Bauch; Roberto Alemán; Conrad Jackson
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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 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 affect the instrument performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2009
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7453, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII, 74530D (1 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825293
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas Battles, Raytheon Technical Services Co. (Germany)
Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Robert W. Lambeck, Perot Systems Government Service (United States)
Francois Montagner, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Germany)
Helmut Bauch, VEGA Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Roberto Alemán, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Conrad Jackson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7453:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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