29 August 2005 Standard and research products from the AIRS and AMSU on the EOS aqua spacecraft
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The Earth Science and Meteorological communities are taking great interest in a new instrument released by NASA. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), launched on the EOS Aqua Spacecraft on May 4, 2002, is a high spectral resolution infrared imaging spectrometer with over 2300 distinct infrared wavelengths ranging from 3.7 μm to 15.4 μm. AIRS is unique in that it provides the highest infrared spectral resolution to date while also providing coverage of over 95% of the Earth's surface every day at 15 km spatial resolution. The AIRS project is currently managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California1. The AIRS is providing a wealth of scientific data to the Earth Science community including upper atmospheric water vapor and atmospheric composition on key greenhouse gases. It is also improving weather forecasting and the studies of processes affecting climate and weather.
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Thomas S. Pagano, Moustafa T. Chahine, Hartmut H. Aumann, Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, Eric J. Fetzer, Frederick W. Irion, Edward T. Olsen, Stephanie Granger, Sung-Yung Lee, Thomas Hearty, Vince Realmuto, Michael Gunson, L. Larrabee Strow, Wallace McMillan, Joel Susskind, "Standard and research products from the AIRS and AMSU on the EOS aqua spacecraft", Proc. SPIE 5890, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: Numerical Atmospheric Prediction and Environmental Monitoring, 58900R (29 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616245; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.616245
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