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Instrument: ATSR-2 : Along-Track Scanning Radiometer 2
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Description
The Along-Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR) on board the
European Remote Sensing Satellite 2 (ERS-2) produces infrared
images of the Earth at a spatial resolution of 1 kilometer. The
first ATSR instrument (ATSR-1) was launched on board the ERS-1
satellite in July 1991 as part of the European Space Agency
(ESA) Earth Observation Programme. ATSR-2 on board ESA's ERS-2
spacecraft is an enhanced version of ATSR-1 and is equipped with
additional "visible" channels for vegetation monitoring. The
data from these instruments is useful for scientific studies of
the land surface, atmosphere, clouds, and oceans.

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