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Satellite Temperature

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Instruments located on satellites have significantly increased in importance for the observation of many parameters at the Earth's surface and in the atmosphere since the beginning of the...

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Satellite Temperature

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Instruments located on satellites have significantly increased in importance for the observation of many parameters at the Earth's surface and in the atmosphere since the beginning of the...

See overview in Oxford Index

Satellite Temperature

Edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root and Michael D. Mastrandrea.

in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology. 1578 words.

Instruments located on satellites have significantly increased in importance for the observation of many parameters at the Earth's surface and

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Study of the spawning area of the Northern anchovy in the Gulf of California from 1990 to 1994, using satellite images of sea surface temperatures

Yanira A. Green-Ruiz and Alejandro Hinojosa-Corona.

in Journal of Plankton Research

August 1997; p ublished online August 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Marine and Estuarine Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

The influence of the water temperature on the distribution and abundance of eggs of the Northern anchovy in the Gulf of California was analyzed. Data on sea surface temperatures (SST) were...

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Transition Region and Coronal Explorer

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 65 words.

A NASA satellite launched in 1998 April to study the Sun's corona, and the *transition region where the temperature

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HZ43

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 63 words.

A hot white-dwarf star in the constellation Coma Berenices with a surface temperature of approximately 50 000 K. The SAS-3 satellite discovered

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<i>Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity</i>

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 162 words.

*European Space Agency *Earth Explorer Mission satellite using a *microwave radiometer to capture images of ‘brightness temperature’, which correspond to microwave radiation emitted from ...

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coastal zone colour scanner

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 58 words.

A multi-channel scanning radiometer carried on NASA's Nimbus 7 meteorological satellite to map and measure concentrations and temperatures of the

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ocean colour and temperature scanner

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 82 words.

An optical radiometer that measured the ocean colours and sea surface temperatures from its position aboard the Japanese *Advanced Earth-Observing Satellite...

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Infrared Atmospheric Scanning Interferometer

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 67 words.

A sophisticated instrument carried by the MetOp polar-orbiting satellites, able to provide vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature and humidity of

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tidal heating

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 47 words.

Heating caused by tidal action on a planet or satellite. The strongest example of tidal heating in the Solar System is Jupiter’s effect on its satellite Io, in which the tidal effects...

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Aqua

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A NASA polar-orbiting satellite, part of the Earth Observing System, the second to be launched (after the Terra satellite) on 4 May 2002. It is primarily designed to monitor the Earth's...

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intergalactic medium

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 134 words.

The gas between the galaxies. In the early 1970s, the *Uhuru X-ray satellite showed that rich clusters of galaxies contain gas at a temperature of about 10...

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photopolarimeter-radiometer

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 44 words.

A *remote-sensing instrument that measures the intensity and polarization of sunlight in the visible part of the spectrum, from which the temperature and cloud formation in planetary and...

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satellite sounding

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 40 words.

Remote sensing of atmospheric properties by an orbiting Earth satellite. For example, indirect sensing is carried out by spectral analysis of outgoing long-wave radiation with infrared...

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<i>Fengyun 1-C</i>

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 75 words.

A People’s Republic of China weather-monitoring *satellite operated in a *Sun-synchronous orbit. It carried scanning radiometers in 10 visible and infrared wavelengths to monitor cloud...

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coastal zone colour scanner

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 61 words.

A multi-channel scanning radiometer carried on NASA's *Nimbus 7 meteorological satellite to map and measure concentrations and temperatures of the Earth's coastal waters and ocean currents....

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Upper-Atmosphere Research Satellite

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Meteorology and Climatology.

(UARS)

A NASA satellite, active from 1991 to 2005, devoted to monitoring ozone and various chemical compounds found in the ozone layer, temperatures and winds in the stratosphere,...

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microwave sounding unit

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

(MSU)

An instrument carried on Television and Infrared Observation Satellites (TIROS-N) and NOAA satellites that measures microwave emissions from molecular oxygen in the...

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near-infrared mapping spectrometer

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

(near-infrared mapping spectrophotometer, NIMS)

A remote sensing instrument that makes measurements in the near-infrared region of the light spectrum, from which the chemical...

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near-infrared mapping spectrometer

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 55 words.

A *remote sensing instrument that makes measurements in the *near-infrared region of the light spectrum, from which the chemical composition, structure, and temperature of planetary and...

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