The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
(AVHRR):
A Brief Reference Guide

by David A. Hastings and William J. Emery
Section IV: The Future of AVHRR, References


Table of Contents:

THE FUTURE OF THE AVHRR

AVHRR already has two successors in various stages of design and development. The names for these systems change fairly frequently, so are inappropriate for mention here. A transitional sensor plans to split Channel 3 into daytime and nighttime sensors, but otherwise remain largely similar to the current AVHRR. Refined channel allocations and design are planned for the two full generations of successors to AVHRR.

The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS), planned for the Earth Observing System later this decade, is intended to have slightly higher spatial resolution, and 64 spectral channels. It is intended to be a narrower image area, with a nadir-and tilt-pointing capability, to enable it to view in along-track stereo.

Several other experimental or commercial systems of moderate resolution have reached the drawing-board stage. It is safe to assume that desires will continue for adapting some of the more popular applications of AVHRR to more specialized systems.

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ABSTRACT
INTRODUCTION
HISTORY OF WEATHER SATELLITES
THE AVHRR SENSOR
SENSOR HARDWARE
DATA INGEST, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONAL AVHRR DATA PRODUCTS
DIRECT READOUT OF AVHRR DATA
APPLICATIONS OF AVHRR DATA
METEOROLOGY
OCEANOGRAPHY
TERRESTRIAL SCIENCES
SOME EFFECTS OF THE SATELLITE SYSTEM ON APPLICATIONS
APPENDIX
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