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Author Salomonson, V.V.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1991
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Image resolution ♦ Spectroscopy ♦ Earth Observing System ♦ Instruments ♦ MODIS ♦ Data compression ♦ Infrared spectra ♦ Space vehicles ♦ Aircraft ♦ Radiometry
Abstract Summary form only given. MODIS is a multispectral imaging system to be flown on the Earth Observing System (EOS) in the late 1990's. The system will be composed of two cross-track scanning instruments. One instrument is called MODIS-N (nadir), indicating a multispectral scanner that will not be tilted and provide a continuous cross-track scan. The other instrument is called MODIS-T (tilt), indicating a scanner that will allow the cross-track scan to be tilted +or-50 degrees fore and aft. Data coming from the MODIS observing facility will amount to something near a terabyte per day depending upon the total time when the instruments are on, and the amount of ancillary information acquired concerning spacecraft attitude, etc. It is appropriate to consider the MODIS as a case study for methods that would reduce the volume of data involved for processing, archiving, distribution and analysis. A specific instance concerns the transmission of data by direct read-out to the scientist or user at a given location.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Earth Sci. Directorate, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA (Salomonson, V.V.)
ISBN 0818692022
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-04-08
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 114.96 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 468
Ending Page 471


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library