THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 14 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 30 Dec 1994
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 31 Dec 2005
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 23455 (TLE)
International Designator 1994-089A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 102.1 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 99.1 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 17:52 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, agriculture and forestry, environmental monitoring, climatology, physical oceanography, Volcanic eruption monitoring, ice and snow cover, total ozone studies, space environment, solar flux analysis.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HIRS/2, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature AVHRR/2, HIRS/2, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU
Ozone HIRS/2, SBUV/2
Radiation budget AVHRR/2, HIRS/2, SBUV/2, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Trace gases (excluding ozone) HIRS/2, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields HIRS/2, MSU, SSU, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM (POES)
LandVegetation AVHRR/2
Surface temperature (land) HIRS/2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AVHRR/2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/2
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AVHRR/2
Mission Instruments
AVHRR/2 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/2
HIRS/2 - High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2
MSU - Microwave Sounding Unit
NOAA Comms - Communications package for NOAA
S&R (NOAA) - Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
SBUV/2 - Solar Backscattter Ultra-Violet Instrument/2
SEM (POES) - Space Environment Monitor
SSU - Stratospheric Sounding Unit
TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU) - TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 207 )
1KM NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 2A format
1KM NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 2B format
ABoVE: AVHRR-Derived Forest Fire Burned Area-Hot Spots, Alaska and Canada, 1989-2000
Alaska AVHRR Twice-Monthly Composites
AMSU/MSU Lowstratosphere Day/Month Temperature Anomalies and Annual Cycle V6
AMSU/MSU Lowtroposphere Day/Month Temperature Anomalies and Annual Cycle V6
AMSU/MSU Midtroposphere Day/Month Temperature Anomalies and Annual Cycle V6
AMSU/MSU Tropopause Day/Month Temperature Anomalies and Annual Cycle V6
Antarctic Local Area Coverage NOAA AVHRR data/imagery
Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image 2 ...

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