Record number :
100399
Title of article :
Aqua: an Earth-Observing Satellite mission to examine water and other climate variables
Author/Authors :
C.L.، Parkinson, نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
Pages :
-172
From page :
173
To page :
0
Abstract :
Aqua is a major satellite mission of the Earth Observing System (EOS), an international program centered at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Aqua satellite carries six distinct Earth-observing instruments to measure numerous aspects of Earthʹs atmosphere, land, oceans, biosphere, and cryosphere, with a concentration on water in the Earth system. Launched on May 4, 2002, the satellite is in a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km, with a track that takes it north across the equator at 1:30 p.m. and south across the equator at 1:30 a.m. All of its Earth-observing instruments are operating, and all have the ability to obtain global measurements within two days. The Aqua data will be archived and available to the research community through four Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs).
Keywords :
natural convection , Analytical and numerical techniques , heat transfer
Journal title :
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING
Serial Year :
2003
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