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NOAA-16

NOAA-L (Afternoon)

Launched in:2000
Repeat Cycle:11 Days
Orbit Height:870 Km
Orbit Type:near polar - sun synchronous
Organisation: NOAA
Launched 21 Sep 2000

NOAA-16 Websites

Information
NASA Goddard - POES site
NOAA Home page
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
NOAA POES Instruments status
NOAA KLM User's Guide
NOAA KLM User's Guide
Data ordering
Alaska SAR Facility
NASA EOSDIS - Earthdata
NOAA CLASS
NOAA - Data Access by Satellite and Instrument

On Board Sensors

AMSU-A (Advanced Microwave Sounding)
 
Information
  Eumetsat - AMSU-A
  Eumetsat - ATOVS level 1b product guide
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  EUMETSAT - Data Center
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1 (23.8 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 2 (31.4 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 3 (50.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 4 (52.8 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 5 (53.6 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 6 (54.40 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 7 (54.94 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 8 (55.5 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 9 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 10 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 11 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 12 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 13 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 14 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 15 (89.0 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
AMSU-B (Advanced Microwave Sounding)
 
Information
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 16 (89.0 GHz)  (Microwave)       15000   2343  
  Band 17 (150.0 GHZ)  (Microwave)       15000   2343  
  Band 18 (183.31 GHz)  (Microwave)       15000   2343  
  Band 19 (183.31 GHz)  (Microwave)       15000   2343  
  Band 20 (183.31 GHz)  (Microwave)       15000   2343  
AVHRR/3 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer)
 
Information
  AVHRR (USGS)
  AVHRR/3 info (NOAA)
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  Alaska SAR Facility
  AVHRR 1 km Homepage
  DLR - EOWeb
  Dundee Satellite Receiving Station
  EOLI - Earthnet On-Line Interactive-ESA
  GLCF-University of Maryland
  NASA EOSDIS - Earthdata
  NOAA - AVHRR data
  NOAA CLASS
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center
  USGS EarthExplorer

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1  (VIS)   0.58 to 0.68     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 2  (NIR)   0.725 to 1.1     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 3A  (SWIR)   1.58 to 1.64     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 3B  (MWIR)   3.55 to 3.93     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 4  (TIR)   10.3 to 11.3     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 5  (TIR)   11.5 to 12.5     1090 (4000)   2000  
HIRS/3 (High Resolution Infrared Sounder)
 
Information
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  NASA EOSDIS - Earthdata
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1  (TIR)   14.95     20000   1080  
  Band 2  (TIR)   14.71     20000   1080  
  Band 3  (TIR)   14.49     20000   1080  
  Band 4  (TIR)   14.22     20000   1080  
  Band 5  (TIR)   13.97     20000   1080  
  Band 6  (TIR)   13.64     20000   1080  
  Band 7  (TIR)   13.35     20000   1080  
  Band 8  (TIR)   11.11     20000   1080  
  Band 9  (TIR)   9.71     20000   1080  
  Band 10  (TIR)   12.47     20000   1080  
  Band 11  (TIR)   7.33     20000   1080  
  Band 12  (TIR)   6.52     20000   1080  
  Band 13  (MWIR)   4.57     20000   1080  
  Band 14  (MWIR)   4.52     20000   1080  
  Band 15  (MWIR)   4.47     20000   1080  
  Band 16  (MWIR)   4.45     20000   1080  
  Band 17  (MWIR)   4.13     20000   1080  
  Band 18  (MWIR)   4     20000   1080  
  Band 19  (MWIR)   3.76     20000   1080  
  Band 20  (VIS)   0.69     20000   1080  
SBUV/2 (Solar Backscatter Ultra violet instrument)
 
Information
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1  (VIS)   0.252   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 2  (VIS)   0.273   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 3  (VIS)   0.283   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 4  (VIS)   0.288   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 5  (VIS)   0.292   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 6  (VIS)   0.298   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 7  (VIS)   0.302   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 8  (VIS)   0.306   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 9  (NIR)   0.312   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 10  (VIS)   0.318   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 11  (VIS)   0.331   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
  Band 12  (VIS)   0.34   0.0011   170000   120 (170)  
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