Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

Where can I find information about the MISR instrument?

See the MISR web site, and also Diner, D. J. et al. "Performance of the MISR Instrument During Its First 20 Months in Earth Orbit", IEEE. Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 40 (7), 1449-1466 (July 2002).

MISR Instrument Description
Parameter Value Characteristics
Camera View Zenith Angles at Earth's Surface 0.0 ° (nadir), 26.1, 45.6, 60.0 and 70.5 ° (both fore and aft of nadir)

MISR characteristics.

Global Mode:

  • 275m sampling in all nadir bands
  • 275m sampling in red band of off-nadir cameras
  • 1.1km for other channels

Local Mode (targeted):

  • 275m all channels all cameras
Swath Width 360 kilometers (224 miles) (9-day global coverage)
Cross-Track x Along-Track Pixel Sampling 275 x 275 meters (902 x 902 feet)
550 x 550 meters (0.34 x 0.34 mile)
1.1 x 1.1 kilometers (0.68 x 0.68 mile)
275 meters x 1.1 kilometers (0.17 x 0.68 mile)
Spectral Bands (Solar Spectrum Weighted) 446.4, 557.5, 671.7, 866.4 nanometers
Spectral Bandwidths 41.9, 28.6, 21.9, 39.7 nanometers