THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NOAA-6 -
Full Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 6 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 27 Jun 1979
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 31 Mar 1987
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 11416 (TLE)
International Designator 1979-057A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 0.5 days
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
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HIRS/2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature HIRS/2
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU
Ozone HIRS/2
Radiation budget HIRS/2
Trace gases (excluding ozone) HIRS/2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields HIRS/2, MSU, SSU
LandSurface temperature (land) HIRS/2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/1
Mission Instruments
Argos - Argos
AVHRR/1 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer /1
HIRS/2 - High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2
MSU - Microwave Sounding Unit
SEM/MEPED - Medium Energy Proton Detector
SEM/TED - Total Energy Detector
SSU - Stratospheric Sounding Unit
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 50 )
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
Arctic & Antarctic Research Center (AARC) AVHRR and HRPT Direct Readout Radiance Data from McMurdo a ...
Bi-Weekly and Monthly Mean SST Archive and Accumulation Files from the NOAA TIROS/N Satellite Series
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 92 results)
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: AMVs are assimilated into global weather forecast models for generating global ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: global cloud climatologies climate research (monitoring and modelling), NMHSs ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: earth radiation budget studies climate research (monitoring and modelling), NM ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Cloud Properties from AVHRR Pathfinder Atmospheres - Extended (PAT ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Monthly Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR), Version 2.2-1. CLIMATE ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: global cloud climatologies climate research (monitoring and modelling), NMHSs ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: global cloud climatologies climate research (monitoring and modelling), NMHSs ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Snow Cover Extent (SCE), Version 1. CLIMA ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Cloud Properties from AVHRR Pathfinder Atmospheres - Extended (PAT ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: PATMOS-x AVHRR supports: NCEI AVHRR Aerosol TCDR, Climate analysis, Climate mo ...

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