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The evolution of the performance of the AVHRR, HIRS, and AMSU-A instruments on board MetOp-A after over three years in orbit
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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 three years since the launch of the Metop-A satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7808, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVIII, 780811 (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859856
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas Battles, Raytheon Technical Services Co. (Germany)
Robert Lambeck, Perot Systems Government Services (United States)
Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, European Space Agency (ESTEC) (Netherlands)
M. K. Rama Varma Raja, I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (United States)
Xiangqian Wu, NOAA-NESDIS (United States)
Changyong Cao, NOAA-NESDIS (United States)
Helmut Bauch, VEGA Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Francois Montagner, EUMETSAT (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7808:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVIII
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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