Terra ASTER Instrument Design and Geometry

  • Hiroyuki Fujisada
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 11)


The ASTER instrument is used to study the interactions between the Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere. ASTER’s specific areas of science investigations include the following: (a) geology and soils, (b) volcanology, (c) carbon cycling and the marine ecosystem, (d) aerosols and cloud studies, (e) evapotranspiration, (f) hydrology, (g) vegetation and ecosystem dynamics, and (h) land surface climatology.


Modulation Transfer Function Digital Number Solar Zenith Angle Universal Transverse Mercator Input Radiance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sensor Information Laboratory Corp.TsukubaJapan

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