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Verification of small-scale water vapor features in VAS imagery using high resolution MAMS imageryThe Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor (MAMS), a modification of NASA's Airborne Thematic Mapper, is described, and radiances from the MAMS and the VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) are compared which were collected simultaneously on May 18, 1985. Thermal emission from the earth atmosphere system in eight visible and three infrared spectral bands (12.3, 11.2 and 6.5 microns) are measured by the MAMS at up to 50 m horizontal resolution, and the infrared bands are similar to three of the VAS infrared bands. Similar radiometric performance was found for the two systems, though the MAMS showed somewhat less attenuation from water vapor than VAS because its spectral bands are shifted to shorter wavelengths away from the absorption band center.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Menzel, Paul W. (NOAA, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Madison WI, United States)
Jedlovec, Gary (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Madison, WI, United States)
Wilson, Gregory (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Subject Category
Distribution Limits