Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is an instrument on the Earth Observing System Aqua satellite, launched in May 2002. It samples 2378 channels of infrared radiation from the Earth, and can produce maps of the globe showing the concentration of a number of gases in the atmosphere, among them water vapor, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and methane.

External links

* [http://www-airs.jpl.nasa.gov/ AIRS homepage at JPL]
* [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/36/26903/01196043.pdf AIRS/AMSU/HSB on the Aqua mission: design, science objectives, data products, and processing systems]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Humidity Sounder for Brazil — The Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB) was an instrument launched on NASA s Earth Observing System satellite Aqua launched in May 2002. It was a four channel passive microwave radiometer, with one channel at 150 GHz and three channels at 183 GHz.… …   Wikipedia

  • Atmospheric sounding — An atmospheric sounding is a measurement of vertical distribution of physical properties of the atmospheric column such as pressure, temperature, wind speed and wind direction (thus deriving wind shear), liquid water content, ozone concentration …   Wikipedia

  • AIRS — Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (Academic & Science » Meteorology) * AMDF Interrogation and Retrieval System (Governmental » Military) * Automated Ip Request System (Internet » Chat) * American Aircarriers Suppliers (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • Aqua (satellite) — Aqua (EOS PM 1) is a multi national NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth, studying the precipitation, evaporation, and cycling of water. It is the second major component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) following on… …   Wikipedia

  • Orbiting Carbon Observatory — OCO and OCO 2 redirect here. For the Overseas Contingency Operation (2001–present), see War on Terrorism. Orbiting Carbon Observatory Artist rendition of the OCO satellite as it would have looked in orbit Mission type Climato …   Wikipedia

  • Kohlenstoffdioxid — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Kohlenstoffdioxid Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 27424 — Aqua Typ: Forschungssatellit Land (Organisation): USA (NASA) Missionsdaten Trägerrakete …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aqua (Satellit) — Aqua Typ: Forschungssatellit Land: USA Behörde: NASA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EOS-PM1 — Aqua Typ: Forschungssatellit Land (Organisation): USA (NASA) Missionsdaten Trägerrakete …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aqua (спутник) — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Aqua. Aqua …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”