Minimize NOAA AVHRR
Web Content Image

The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) is a broad-band, four or five channel (depending on the model) scanner, sensing in the visible, near-infrared, and thermal infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This sensor is carried on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES), beginning with TIROS-N in 1978. ESA acquires and archives the 1km resolution AVHRR data over Europe.

Minimize Mission News and Data

Latest mission news:

For the latest news visit the NOAA AVHRR website

Mission Data:

The distribution of the data acquired by NOAA is governed by the ESA Data Policy. Starting from 2010 only archive data is available.

Minimize Mission Facts and Figures
Facts and figures 
Operators NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Date of Launch NOAA-N (NOAA-18): 20 May 2005

NOAA-19: 6 Feb 2009

Status Operational
Orbit Height 833±19 km or 870±19 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous circular, PM orbit
Repeat Cycle daily
Resolution 1 km
Swath Width 2900 km
Onboard Sensors provided under TPM AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer)