Terra and Aqua MODIS Design, Radiometry, and Geometry in Support of Land Remote Sensing

  • Xiaoxiong Xiong
  • Robert Wolfe
  • William Barnes
  • Bruce Guenther
  • Eric Vermote
  • Nazmi Saleous
  • Vincent Salomonson
Chapter
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 11)

Abstract

The NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) mission includes the construction and launch of two nearly identical Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments. The MODIS proto-flight model (PFM) is onboard the EOS Terra satellite (formerly EOS AM-1) launched on December 18, 1999 and hereafter referred to as Terra MODIS. Flight model-1 (FM1) is onboard the EOS Aqua satellite (formerly EOS PM-1) launched on May 04, 2002 and referred to as Aqua MODIS. MODIS was developed based on the science community’s desire to collect multiyear continuous datasets for monitoring changes in the Earth’s land, oceans and atmosphere, and the human contributions to these changes.

Keywords

Dioxide Attenuation Azimuth Remote Sensing Emissivity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoxiong Xiong
    • 1
  • Robert Wolfe
  • William Barnes
  • Bruce Guenther
  • Eric Vermote
  • Nazmi Saleous
  • Vincent Salomonson
  1. 1.Earth Sciences DirectorateNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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