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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - ATOVS (HIRS/3 + AMSU + AVHRR/3) -
Full Name Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder instrument suite.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT, HT, TC) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT, HS&M, TC) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud top height 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
OzoneOzone profile 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - CO2 (TC) 
Instrument Missions
NOAA-15 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 15 (1998 - 2016)
NOAA-16 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 16 (2000 - 2014)
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