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

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8154, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX, 81540N (16 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.891799
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas Battles, Raytheon Technical Services Co. (Germany)
Robert Lambeck, NASA (United States)
Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (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 Space GmbH (Germany)
Francois Montagner, EUMETSAT (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8154:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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