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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MRIR -
Full Name Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer Sampling
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications To observe integrated short-wave and long-wave radiation from Earth to Space and its main components (water vapour, window, CO2).
Resolution Summary 55 km at s.s.p.
[Best Resolution: 55000m]
Swath Summary Cross-track, swath 3000 km
[Max Swath: 3000 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 5-channel radiometer, two broad-band (0.2-4.0 μm and 5-30 μm), three narrow-band (6.4-6.9 μm, 10-11 μm and 14-16 μm). On Nimbus-3 the 5-30 μm channel was replaced by 20-23 μm
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
TIROS-2 - Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite (1960 - 1961)
TIROS-3 - Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite (1961 - 1962)
TIROS-4 - Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite (1962 - 1962)
TIROS-7 - Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite (1963 - 1968)
NIMBUS-2 - Nimbus 2 (1966 - 1969)
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