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AATSR Instrument Performance and Prospects for Continued Operations

David Smith(1)

(1) STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom

Abstract

The AATSR instrument has been operationional since March 2002 and has passed its 5 year design life without major incident or significant degradation of the radiometric accuracy. This paper describes the performance of the instrument to date and assesses the prospects for continued operations up to 2012 and beyond.

 

Workshop presentation

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry