CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NIMBUS-7 -
Full Name NIMBUS-7 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 24 Oct 1978
Mission Links EOL Date 01 Oct 1994
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 11080 (TLE)
International Designator 1978-098A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 99.28 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 104.09 deg
Orbit Altitude 943 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols SAGE II
Atmospheric Humidity Fields SAGE II
Atmospheric Winds SAGE II
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature SAGE II
Ozone SAGE II, TOMS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) SAGE II, TOMS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields SAGE II
OceanOcean colour/biology CZCS
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness SMMR
Mission Instruments
CZCS - Coastal Zone Color Scanner
LIMS - Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere
SAGE II - Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-II
SAMS - Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder instrument
SBUV/1 - Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet 2 instrument
SMMR - Scanning Multi-channel Microwave Radiometer
TOMS - Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 137 )
ABoVE: Passive Microwave-derived Annual Snow Melt Duration Date Maps, 1988-2018
An investigation into Southern Hemisphere cyclone-sea ice links using long records of NCEP analyses ...
Antarctic ice shelf disintegration triggered by sea ice loss and ocean swell
Arctic and Southern Ocean Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1
Arctic Sea Ice Seasonal Change and Melt/Freeze Climate Indicators from Satellite Data, Version 1
Arctic Soil Freeze/Thaw Status from SMMR and SSM/I, Version 2
Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS V003
Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS V004
BOREAS RSS-10 TOMS Circumpolar One-Degree PAR Images
CanSISE Observation-Based Ensemble of Northern Hemisphere Terrestrial Snow Water Equivalent, Version ...

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 39 results: browser , table )
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED Product, Version 05.3
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE Product, Version 05.2
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED Product, Version 05.2
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE product, Version 06.1
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE Product, Version 05.3
ESA Snow Climate Change Initiative (Snow_cci): Fractional Snow Cover in CryoClim, v1.0
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Water cycle, energy cycle, carbon cycle, numerical Weather prediction, climato...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Water cycle, energy cycle, carbon cycle, numerical Weather prediction, climato...
ESA CCI SM v2.2. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Water cycle, energy cycle, carbon cycle, numerical Weather pr...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Water cycle, energy cycle, carbon cycle, numerical Weather prediction, climato...

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