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Instrument: GOES N-P SOUNDER
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Associated Platforms
GOES-14
GOES-P
GOES-13

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Infrared > Thermal
Number Channels: 7
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 12.02 ?m - 14.71 ?m

Wavelength Keyword: Infrared > Thermal
Number Channels: 5
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 6.51 ?m - 11.03 ?m

Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Number Channels: 1
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.70 ?m

Related Data Sets
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Description
The GOES Sounder is a 19-channel discrete-filter radiometer covering the spectral range from the visible channel wavelengths to 15 microns. It is designed to provide data from which atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles, surface and cloud-top temperatures, and ozone distribution can be deduced by mathematical analysis. It operates independently of and simultaneously with the Imager, using a similarly flexible scan system. The Sounder's multi-element detector array assemblies simultaneously sample four separate fields or atmospheric columns. A rotating filter wheel, which brings spectral filters into the optical path of the detector array, provides the infrared channel definition.

[Source GOES project home page]

Online Resources
http://goespoes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/instruments/n_p_sounder.html
http://www.osd.noaa.gov/GOES/index.htm

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: USA/NOAA
USA/NASA