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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SCR (Nimbus-5) -
Full Name Selective Chopper Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer Sampling
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Atmospheric temperature profile
Resolution Summary 30 km (40 km for pressure-modulated channels)
[Best Resolution: 30000m]
Swath Summary Nadir only. IFOV of the 4 channels around 668.2 cm-1: 40 km; for all other 12 channels: 30 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 16-channel radiometer, with 4 channel implemented by a correlation spectrometer exploiting pressurised CO2 cells, the other 12 by a filter wedge spectrometer
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
NIMBUS-5 - Nimbus 5 (1972 - 1983)
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