Basic Satellite Meteorology Course

30 Minutes

Andreas Wirth (ZAMG)

Instruments onboard Polar and Geostationary Satellites

Published: 30 June 2014

This lecture presents an overview on the most commonly used instruments on board geostationary and polar orbiting satellites. The focus is laid on similarities and differences of instrument characteristics between these two types of satellites. Different types of instruments, covering the meteorological relevant spectrum, are shown. Active and passive instruments are explained as well as the presently used scanning principles.

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Satellites, instruments, scanning principles, history