THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 10 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 17 Sep 1986
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Aug 2001
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 16969 (TLE)
International Designator 1986-073A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.1 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 804 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 4:38 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
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HIRS/2, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature HIRS/2, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU
Ozone HIRS/2, SBUV/2
Radiation budget ERBE, 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, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM (POES)
LandSurface temperature (land) HIRS/2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/1
Mission Instruments
Argos - Argos
AVHRR/1 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer /1
ERBE - Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
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
TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU) - TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 137 )
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 ...
Atmospheric Profiles: TOVS - NOAA (FIFE)
AVHRR data from Eurimage
AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 1
AVHRR Level-1B Local Area Coverage Imagery
Bi-Weekly and Monthly Mean SST Archive and Accumulation Files from the NOAA TIROS/N Satellite Series

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