Full Name Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer /1 Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Multi-purpose imagery. 4-channel radiometer covering VIS, NIR, MWIR and TIR, respectively. Digitised version of VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer) previously flown on NOAA 2 to 5; 4 channels instead of 2
Resolution Summary 1.1 km IFOV s.s.p. (at Instantaneous Field of View at subsatellite point)
[Best Resolution: 1100m]
Swath Summary 2900km
[Max Swath: 2900 km]
Accuracy Summary 1.1 km IFOV s.s.p.
Waveband Summary Four channels. VIS 0.55-0.68 µm, NIR 0.725-1.10 µm, MWIR 3.55-3.93 µm, TIR 10.5-11.5 µm
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
TIROS N - Television Infrared Observation Satellite (1978 - 1981)
NOAA-6 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 6 (1979 - 1987)
NOAA-8 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 8 (1983 - 1985)
NOAA-10 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 10 (1986 - 2001)