CEOS Instrument: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/3




Instrument:AVHRR/3
Agency: NOAA
Missions: NOAA-16
 NOAA-17
 NOAA-18
 NOAA-19
 NOAA-15
 Metop-B
 Metop-C
 Metop-A
Status:Operational
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Measurements of land and sea surface temperature, cloud cover, snow and ice cover, soil moisture and vegetation indices. Data also used for volcanic eruption monitoring
Spatial Resolution: 1.1 km
Swath Width: 3000 km approx, Ensures full global coverage twice daily
Wavebands: VIS: 0.58 - 0.68 ?m, NIR: 0.725 - 1.1 ?m, SWIR: 1.58 - 1.64 ?m, MWIR: 3.55 - 3.93 ?m, TIR: 10.3 - 11.3 ?m, 11.5 - 12.5 ?m
Technology: Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description: Instrument designed to address more objectives by appropriate blending of the characteristics of spectral coverage and resolution, spatial resolution, radiometric accuracy, etc.. Spectral coverage in bands of Vis, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and TIR (0.4-15 Ám). Number of channels from a few to a few tens, separated by dichroics and filters. Channel bandwidths around 10 %. Spatial resolution typically 30m-3 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18