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VTIR Data from JAXA/EOC Japan
Entry ID: ND01003_Latest Version_Latest Version


Summary
Abstract: A visible and thermal infrared radiometer (VTIR) covers one visible
band and three thermal infrared bands to detect thermal radiation from
the earth's surface. This radiometer is equipped with a rotating
scanning mirror which mechanically scans the earth's surface from
right to left, at right angles to the direction of flight of the
satellite. When the mirror deviates from the direction of the earth
surface, it looks at an internal black body unit and at deep space,
and thus obtains thermal infrared calibration data. The VTIR's
resolution in terms of the earth surface is some 900 m in the
visible-ray band and about 2,700 m in the thermal infrared bands. The
scanning width of the VTIR is so wide (1,500km) that a particular area
on the earth surface can be observed continuously for ten-odd days by
using its side-lap.

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VTIR
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Wavelength/ micron
Frequency 0.5-0.7 6.0-7.0
10.5-11.5
11.5-12.5
Resolution 900m 2.7km
Sensitivity/ 55dB 0.5k
SN
Swath 1500Km
Application Fields
Band 1 Snow cover distribution
(0.5-0.7) Ice distribution
Cloud distribution
Band 2 Water vapor distribution in upper layer
(6-7) (Temperature zone)
Detection of thin cirrus cloud
Band 3 Snow cover distribution
(10.5-11.5) Ice distribution
Monitoring of sea water flow
Sea surface temperature
Band 4 Snow cover distribution
(11.5-12.5) Ice distribution
Monitoring of sea water flow
Cloud distribution
Sea surface temperature

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -62.83 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: VTIR Data from JAXA/EOC Japan
Version: Latest Version
Online Resource: Not%20provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-02-19
Stop Date: 1996-04-25


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > JAPAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > THAILAND > Kingdom of Thailand
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > South Pole
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >REFLECTED INFRARED    [Definition]


Platform
MOS-1 >Japanese Marine Observation Satellite 1    [Information]
MOS-1B >Japanese Marine Observation Satellite-1B    [Information]


Instrument
VTIR >Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer    [Information]


Project
MOS-1/1b >Marine Observation Satellite


Keywords
AGRICULTURE
CLOUD ELIMINATION
CURRENT OF KUROSHIO
EAST CHINA SEA
IDN_NODE NSAEOC
MOS-1
MOS-1B
MULTIPLEX
SEA
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
VTIR


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM

Distribution_Media: 8mm Data Cartridge Tape

Distribution_Media: CCT

Distribution_Media: DAT

Distribution_Media: FD

Distribution_Media: MO


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24



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