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MODIS - receiving and processing at DFD

Günther. K. P., and Maier, S. W. and Gesell, G. (2002) MODIS - receiving and processing at DFD. In: Tagungsbeiträge zum 19. DFD-Nutzerseminar, CD, pp. 83-93. 19. DFD Nutzerseminar.

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Abstract

With the launch of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) in December 1999, a new era in hyperspectral satellite remote sensing began. MODIS makes possible continuous monitoring of the environment by measuring atmospheric trace gases and aerosol density, and mapping the surface of clouds, land and sea in a variety of spectral ranges from the blue to the thermal infra-red. This information is primarily used in investigations of ocean pollution, changes in landscape and vegetation, and of such climate-relevant parameters as the greenhouse effect and the amount of bound carbon. The German Remote Sensing Data Centre (DFD) is receiving MODIS data since January 2001 using the Direct Broadcast (DB) facility. Based on this technique, MODIS data are acquired by DFD on a daily basis for whole Europe. The paper presents an overview of the technical specifications of MODIS, the DB reception facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, the pre-processing of the data as well as the operational generation of level 1b data (radiometrically calibrated and georeferenced data in sensor projection).

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002,
Title:MODIS - receiving and processing at DFD
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Günther. K. P., UNSPECIFIED
Maier, S. W.UNSPECIFIED
Gesell, G.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Tagungsbeiträge zum 19. DFD-Nutzerseminar
Volume:CD
Page Range:pp. 83-93
Editors:
EditorsEmail
DLR - DFD, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:MODIS, operational processing
Event Title:19. DFD Nutzerseminar
Organizer:DLR - DFD
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 12:17

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